Haemocyte population and ultrastructural changes during the immune response of the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus to microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti.

@article{Brayner2007HaemocytePA,
  title={Haemocyte population and ultrastructural changes during the immune response of the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus to microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti.},
  author={F. Brayner and Hevila Araujo and Suelen S. Santos and Mar{\'i}lia Gabriela dos Santos Cavalcanti and Luiz Alves and Jos{\'e} Roberto Botelho De Souza and Christina Alves Peixoto},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={112-20}
}
Haemocytes circulating in the haemolymph protect insects against pathogens that enter the haemocoel. Changes in haemocyte morphology and differences in haemocyte counts during the immune response of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) to microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti (Cobbold) (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) were investigated in the present study. The mean number of total haemocytes was significantly elevated in infected mosquitoes (P<0.001), reaching a peak on the third day post… CONTINUE READING

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