Formed Elements of the Blood of Certain Fresh-Water Mussels

  title={Formed Elements of the Blood of Certain Fresh-Water Mussels},
  author={Dee Saunders Dundee},
  journal={Transactions of the American Microscopical Society},
  • D. S. Dundee
  • Published 1 July 1953
  • Biology
  • Transactions of the American Microscopical Society
Chapter 19 – Class Bivalvia1
Histological Atlas of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia, Unionidae): Villosa nebulosa (Ambleminae: Lampsilini), Fusconaia cerina (Ambleminae: Pleurobemini) and Strophitus connasaugaensis (Unioninae: Anodontini)
The present study represents the first histological atlas for freshwater mussels, comprises a baseline for monitoring mussel health in aquatic ecosystems, and could assist future workers studying freshwater mussel physiology, life history, toxicology, pathology, systematics and ecology.
Light and Transmission Electron Microscopy of Two Spermatogenic Pathways and Unimorphic Spermatozoa in Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Conrad, 1836) (Bivalvia: Unionoida)
It is proposed that the necessity of producing spermatozoa with F and M mt genome-bearing mitochondria, to maintain dioecy and 50 : 50 sex ratios in freshwater bivalve populations, accounts for the > 200 million year maintenance of two spermatogenic pathways in the Unionoida.
Notes on the Biology of Aspidogaster conchicola and Cotylaspis insignis
  • H. Gentner
  • Biology
    Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde
  • 2004
SummaryTwo members of the Aspidogasteridae, Aspidogaster conchicola and Cotylaspis insignis were found to feed on the host's blood cells. The habitat of the former worm (pericardial and renal
Sample taking in invertebrate veterinary medicine.
  • D. Williams
  • Biology
    The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice
  • 1999
Bivalve Mollusc Hemocyte Behaviors: Characterization of Hemocyte Aggregation and Adhesion and Their Inhibition in the California Mussel (Mytilus californianus).
It appears that Mytilus hemocyte aggregation, in vitro, is a two-step process that requires metabolic energy and divalent cations (calcium and magnesium), and is temperature-sensitive.
Structure and Functions of Oyster Hemocytes
There are a number of characteristics which should be considered in a definitive classification of hemocytes [40], but the initial criterion is most often morphology. Although no general agreement on
A Classification of Molluscan Hemocytes Based on Functional Evidences
Molluscan hemocytes serve a variety of functions and are involved in wound repair, internal defense, nutrient digestion and transport, and cellular immunity.
Ctenidial autotomy in Corbicula fluminea in response to massive granulomas.
Large granulomas (greater than 2 millimeters in diameter), stimulated by the presence of and formed around necrotic larval tissue in the inner demibranchs of Corbicula fluminea, are eliminated by