Almost all the aquatic animals excrete ammonia as the nitrogenous waste product. Which of the following statement is not in agreement with this situation?
Ammonia is easily soluble in water.
Ammonia is released from the body in a gaseous state.
Ammonia is highly toxic and needs to be eliminated as and when formed.
The amino groups are converted to ammonia which is excreted.
The correct option is B Ammonia is released from the body in a gaseous state.
Ammonia is the end product of protein metabolism. Ammonia diffuses through the cell membrane extremely fast because of its high water solubility and small molecular size.