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Crustacean haemocyte reactivity to cytochalasin B
Bauchau, A.G.; Passelecq-Gérin, E. (1983). Crustacean haemocyte reactivity to cytochalasin B. Ann. Soc. R. Zool. Bel. 113(Suppl. 1): 239-247
In: Annales de la Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique = Annalen van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde. Société Royale Zoologique de Belgique: Bruxelles. ISSN 0771-5528, more
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    Crustacea [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Haemocytes; Cytochalasin

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  • Bauchau, A.G.
  • Passelecq-Gérin, E.

    The characteristic features of haemocytes reacting to cytochalasin B are as follows:1) Threadlike pseudopodial elongations develop at one or both ends of the spindle shaped cells while the rest of the cytoplasm shows a contracted state;2) rows of vacuoles are lined under the surface membrane; many granules are moving forward and backward within the pseudopods, others dissolve in the vacuoles or remain clustered around the nucleus;3) the reactions are dose-dependent, require the presence of calcium ions and are inhibited by low temperatures;4) colchicine and nocodazole inhibit the polarization of pseudopod emission as well as the translation of granules;5) disruption of the microfilament network is discussed to explain the observed reactions.

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