• A comparative account of coelomocytes and haemocytes of five species of earthworms

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      Earthworm; coelomocytes; haemocytes; total count; differential count; acclimation

    • Abstract


      Coelomocytes and haemocytes of 5 local species of earthworms were studied. The structure of different cells is the same in different species. The total and differential account of the haemocytes showed some species specificity.Perionyx excavatus, a species that can be adapted to a wide range of temperature, on acclimation to 8° C cold, did not show any significant change in the total count of cells, but did show some changes in the density of different stages of eleocytes.

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      Radha D Kale1 R V Krishnamoorthy1

      1. Department of Zoology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore - 560 065
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