Incidence of hemocytes and parasites in coastal populations of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis)--testing correlations with area, season, and distance to industrial plants.

@article{Svrdh2002IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hemocytes and parasites in coastal populations of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis)--testing correlations with area, season, and distance to industrial plants.},
  author={Lillemor Sv{\"a}rdh and Kerstin Johannesson},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={22-8}
}
Blue mussel hemocytes (cells with immunoresponse activities) are suggested as indicators of anthropogenic contamination. We compared hemocyte numbers, granulocytoma (aggregated hemocytes), and parasites among populations of mussels from different areas of Skagerrak (a north and a south), seasons (summer and autumn), and impact levels (close or far from industrial activities). Seasonal hemocyte numbers were larger in the north compared to the south. Northern unimpacted populations had higher… CONTINUE READING

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