Hemolymph Functions In Mytilus-Californianus - Cytochemistry Of Hemocytes And Their Responses To Foreign Implants And Hemolymph Factors In Phagocytosis

Bayne, CJ; Moore, MN; Carefoot, TH; Thompson, RJ. 1979 Hemolymph Functions In Mytilus-Californianus - Cytochemistry Of Hemocytes And Their Responses To Foreign Implants And Hemolymph Factors In Phagocytosis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 34 (1). 10.1016/0022-2011(79)90048-X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-2011(79)90048-X

Abstract/Summary

The hemocytes of Mytilus californianus are of three types: small and large basophils and large granular acidophils. The basophils contain lysosomal enzymes and phagocytose colloidal carbon. Agglutinins for yeast and human A Rh+ve erythrocytes are present in plasma, but are not needed for effective phagocytosis; in vitro both acidophilic and basophilic hemocytes rapidly phagocytose these particles. Plasma proteins, analyzed electrophoretically, are under strong homeostatic control. When Mya arenaria mantle is placed orthotopically on M. californianus mantle, the implant is invaded by host hemocytes in a manner consistent with that described in other published reports on molluscan graft rejection. Steady state is achieved by 26 days postimplant. Second- and third-set implants are rejected more rapidly than are first-set implants, but this is not a specific response. Third-set implants elicit a host cellular response that is more localized than the response to first-set implants. These data do not permit conclusions with respect to memory in these molluscan immune responses, but do imply a qualitative “improvement” in this quasi-immune response of M. californianus.

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Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
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Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/2811

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