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Title: A Study Invitro of Phagocytosis in the Haemocytes of the Scavenger Beetle Dermestes vulpinus (Klug.) (Dermestidae: Coleoptera)
Authors: AI-Khalifa, M. S.
Siddiqui., M. I.
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: J Coll. Sci. King Saud Univ, .
Citation: 17, 47-54
Abstract: The carbon clearance method was used to study in vitro the phagocytic activity of the haemocytes of the scavenger beetle, Dermestes vulpinus. The phagocytic index (K) increased gradually to a peak after 55 min. of the experiment before dropping. The spindle-shaped plasmatocytes were the most active, followed by rounded plasmatocytes; granular haemocytes dis¬played limited phagocytic powers.Phagocytosis was also observed by phase contrast microscopy during which pseudopodia were seen protruding from the haemocytes to engulf the carbon particles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11067
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