ammonotelic


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ammonotelic

[ə¦mä·nō′tēl·ik]
(biology)
Pertaining to the excretion of nitrogen primarily as ammonium ion, [NH4+].
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Thus, while corals are ammonotelic, N[H.sub.4.sup.+] uptake by Symbiodinium typically results in no net N[H.sub.4.sup.+] excretion from the holobiont (Muscatine and D'Elia, 1978) unless recycling is inhibited by darkness or a metabolic inhibitor (Rahav et al., 1989).
Ammonia excretion of the abalone in the current study accounted for 0.8-1.8% of total energy ingested for 2-4 cm, respectively--values that are typical of an ammonotelic organism.