Ittoop, Gijo and George, K C and George, Rani Mary and Sobhana, K S and Sanil, N K and Nisha, P C (2010) Modulation of selected hemolymph factors in the Indian edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston) upon challenge by Vibrio alginolyticus. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 57 (2). pp. 55-60.
Juveniles of Crassostrea madrasensis (mean weight 85.5 ± 2.3 g) were exposed to live cells of Vibrio alginolyticus (1.2 x 106 cells g-1) by intramuscular injection. Hemolymph samples were collected at different time intervals to study the modulations in the cellular and humoral factors. There was an increase in total hemocyte count, percentage granulocytes, serum protein, serum acid phosphatase, serum phenol oxidase and serum lysozyme in response to bacterial challenge upto three to five days post-injection. A decrease in the ability of hemocytes to phagocytose yeast cells was also noted. The hemolymph parameters of the test group became similar to that of control animals within two weeks of exposure to live bacterial cells.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Crassostrea madrasensis; Hemolymph factors; Indian edible oysters; Vibrio alginolyticus|
|Subjects:||Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||18 Nov 2010 14:41|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2014 13:53|
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