Riboflavin content in autofluorescent earthworm coelomocytes is species-specific.

  title={Riboflavin content in autofluorescent earthworm coelomocytes is species-specific.},
  author={Barbara Płytycz and Joanna Homa and Beata Kozioł and Małgorzata R{\^o}zanowska and A. John Morgan},
  journal={Folia histochemica et cytobiologica},
  volume={44 4},
We have recently shown that a large proproportion of earthworm coelomocytes exhibit strong autofluorescence in some species (Dendrobaena veneta, Allolobophora chlorotica, Dendrodrilus rubidus, Eisenia fetida, and Octolasion spp.), while autofluorescent coelomocytes are very scarce in representatives of Lumbricus spp. and Aporrectodea spp. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) was identified as a major fluorophore in Eisenia jetida coelomocytes. The main aim of the present experiments was to quantify… CONTINUE READING

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