Cytology And Cytochemistry Of Hemocytes Of Mytilus-Edulis And Their Responses To Experimentally Injected Carbon Particles

Moore, MN; Lowe, DM. 1977 Cytology And Cytochemistry Of Hemocytes Of Mytilus-Edulis And Their Responses To Experimentally Injected Carbon Particles. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 29 (1). 18 - 30. 10.1016/0022-2011(77)90167-7

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-2011(77)90167-7

Abstract/Summary

Hemocytes of Mytilus edulis were examined cytologically and cytochemically. On the basis of structure, staining reactions, and phagocytic behavior, they were divided into two main groups: basophilic hemocytes and eosinophilic granular hemocytes (granulocytes). The basophilic cells were further divided into small lymphocytes and larger phagocytic macrophages reactive for lysosomal hydrolases. Mitosis was observed in granulocytes and in small lymphoid cells, believed to be the stem cells for the basophilic cell line. A few cells appeared to be intermediate between lymphocytes and small granulocytes. Macrophages were the main cell type involved in the clearance of injected carbon particles. However, granulocytes did show some phagocytic activity. Brown cells displaying apparent amoebocytic behavior were found to contain Fe3+ and Pb2+ in cytoplasmic inclusions, some of which were also reactive for β-glucuronidase and glucosaminidase. These cells appear to have a separate origin from the hemocytes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/2845

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