Involvement of both granular cells and plasmatocytes in phagocytic reactions in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella.

@article{Tojo2000InvolvementOB,
  title={Involvement of both granular cells and plasmatocytes in phagocytic reactions in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella.},
  author={Tojo and Naganuma and Arakawa1 and Yokoo1},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={1129-1135}
}
Although it has been previously found by most authors that only plasmatocytes are involved in phagocytosis of non-self in the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella, in the present study we demonstrate that in vitro, both granular cells and plasmatocytes are involved in this reaction, using monolayers of these haemocytes prepared from larval haemolymph by a differential cell fractionation method. The adhesion of granular cells to glassware and phagocytosis by granular cells of FITC-labelled… CONTINUE READING