Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 1 (february 2017) : 129-134

Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical analysis of circulating hemocytes from Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868)

Zeng, Wentao1; Luo, Wen1*; Zhao, Yunlong2; Wang, Danli2; Mi, Zhongxiang1, Shi, Getao1
1<p>School of Life Sciences,&nbsp;Shaoxing University, Shaoxing 312000, China.</p>
Cite article:- Zeng, Luo Wentao1;, Zhao Wen1*;, Wang Yunlong2;, Mi Danli2;, Zhongxiang1, Shi, Getao1 (2016). Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical analysis of circulating hemocytes from Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868) . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(1): 129-134. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.6823.

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and immunocytochemistry were used to assay the circulating hemocytes characteristics in Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868). Three haemocyte types could be identified in circulating hemocytes by TEM, i.e. hyaline cells (HC), semigranular cells (SGC), or granular cells (GC). The circulating hemocytes from C. quadricarinatus could be separated into layers by density gradient centrifugation. The CD34+ cells which are believed to be stem cell-like cells has been discovered in the first layer via immunocytochemical assay, which has not been reported in previous studies. These CD34+ cells may be immature cells derived from a single undifferentiated precursor cell line in specialized hematopoietic tissue (HPT). 

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