In Vitro Reactions of Coelomocytes against Sheep Red Blood Cells in the Solitary Ascidian Halocynthia roretzi

  title={In Vitro Reactions of Coelomocytes against Sheep Red Blood Cells in the Solitary Ascidian Halocynthia roretzi},
  author={M. Dan-sohkawa and M. Morimoto and H. Kaneko},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
Abstract Coelomocytes (blood cells) of the solitary ascidian Halocynthia roretzi were placed in culture to which sheep red blood cells (SRBCs) were introduced. Their reactions against SRBCs were observed by phase-contrast, time-lapse video and scanning electron microscopy. Three cell types, the phago-amoebocyte, the vacuolated cell and the fusogenic phagocyte, reacted to the SRBCs by phagocytosis. The vacuolated cell occasionally discharged the material of their vacuoles at the time of or… Expand
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