Studies of the blood ofAscidia ceratodes. Total blood cell counts, differential blood cell counts, hematocrit values, seasonal variations, and fluorescent characteristics of blood cells

@article{Biggs2005StudiesOT,
  title={Studies of the blood ofAscidia ceratodes. Total blood cell counts, differential blood cell counts, hematocrit values, seasonal variations, and fluorescent characteristics of blood cells},
  author={Wilton R. Biggs and James H. Swinehart},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={1047-1049}
}
Seasonal, and animal size and weight variations of the blood cells of the vanadium-containing ascidian,Ascidia ceratodes, were determined. The fluorescent properties of various cell types were ascertained, and discussed in terms of cell development, phylogenic position of the species, and chemicals in the cells. 
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