Effect of salinity on the hemocyte profile and phagocytosis in the Indian edible oyster, Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston)

Ittoop, Gijo and George, K C and George, Rani Mary and Sobhana, K S and Sanil, N K and Nisha, P C (2005) Effect of salinity on the hemocyte profile and phagocytosis in the Indian edible oyster, Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 47 (1). pp. 31-35.

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    Abstract

    Effect of salinity on the hemocyte profile and phagocytosis in the Indian edible oyster, Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston) Groups of Indian edible oysters (Crassostrea madrasensis) of average size 6.6 + 1.5 cm x 4.2 + 0.2 cm, were maintained at different salinities of 6, 12,25 and 35 ppt for a period of 1 month. On termination of the experiment, hemolymph samples were withdrawn from adductor muscle sinuses and analyzed for total hemocyte counts, differential hemocyte counts and phagocytic function of the hemocytes. The results revealed that the total hemocyte counts were significantly high at 35 ppt and it was mainly contributed by semigranulocytes. In animals maintained at all other salinity levels, hemocyte counts did not show significant variations. The phagocytic index was significantly low (p < 0.05) in oysters maintained at 6 and 35 ppt salinities compared to other treatment groups.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Crassostrea madrasensis; salinity; hemocyte count; phagocytosis
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish physiology
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology

    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
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    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 12:19
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:15
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2041

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