Reticuloendothelial system of defense in Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters)

Nair, Manoj R and George, K C and Sanil, N K and Sobhana, K S (2003) Reticuloendothelial system of defense in Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 50 (2). pp. 139-148.


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The reticuloendothelial system (RES) was studied in vivo in Oreochromis mossambicus by injecting colloidal carbon particles. Histological and cytological examination of the organs from 2 hours to day 10 after injection revealed that the major organs of particle localization in O. mossambicus were spleen, kidney, atrium of heart and dermis. Among these organs, spleen showed high antigen trapping ability in its ellipsoids followed by kidney. In the heart the ventricular endocardial cells were more phagocytic than the atrial endocardial cells.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oreochromis mossambicus;reticuloendothelial system
Subjects: Fish Biotechnology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05

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