Profiles and morphology of peripheral blood cells in three bat species of Karelia during hibernation

  title={Profiles and morphology of peripheral blood cells in three bat species of Karelia during hibernation},
  author={L. B. Uzenbaeva and Vladimir Belkin and Viktor Alexandrovich Ilyukha and Aleksandra Kizhina and Alina Evgen Yakimova},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology},
Pronounced leukopenia during hibernation was found in the bats (Chiroptera) of Karelia—brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritis), Brandt’s bat (Myotis brandtii) and northern bat (Eptesicus nilssoni). A higher count of lymphocytes, eosinophils and basophils was revealed in the northern bat distinguished by increased cold resistance versus the Brandt’s and brown long-eared bats. The differences in the leukocyte differential counts may be due to biological, ecological and physiological peculiarities… Expand
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