NEET Biology NEET PYQ-Excretory System In Animals

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    Uricotelism is found in: [AIPMT (S) 2004]

    A) mammals and birds

    B)   fishes and fresh water protozoans

    C) birds, reptiles and insects

    D) frogs and toads

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [C] The animals which excrete mainly uric acid are uricotelic, and this phenomenon is called uricotelism. Uric acid is excreted by terrestrial reptiles (lizard, snakes etc.,) birds and insects to conserve water in their body. Frog, mammals excrete urea and so they are called as ureotelic animals and this phenomenon is known as ureotelism.

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