Terrestrial animals are generally either ureotelic or uricotelic, not ammonotelic, why?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago |  159

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Solution :-

The main reasons behind the terrestrial animals being ureotelic and uricotelic is as follows:

(1) Due to the high toxicity of ammonia, the body of terrestrial animals converts it into less toxic forms like urea and uric acid.

(2) Terrestrial animals conserve water to regulate the body temperature and ammonia is water-soluble, so to resist the continuous elimination of water it gets converted into less water-soluble urea and uric acid.

Answered by Abhisek | 11 months ago

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