Observations on phagocytosis of Coccomyxa parasitica (Coccomyxaceae; Chlorococcales) in Placopecten magellanicus

@inproceedings{Stevenson1975ObservationsOP,
  title={Observations on phagocytosis of Coccomyxa parasitica (Coccomyxaceae; Chlorococcales) in Placopecten magellanicus},
  author={Robert Stevenson and Graham R. South},
  year={1975}
}
Abstract Phagocytosis of Coccomyxa parasitica in Placopecten magellanicus is described. Host phagocytosis occurs throughout the infective process and can also be demonstrated experimentally using cultured algae. Agranular and granular leukocytes of various types are responsible, and the algae are highly resistant to digestion. The greatest concentration of algae occurs in the scallop's mantle region and appears to be related to the circulatory system. The indications are that C. parasitica… CONTINUE READING