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  • counts
  • Mussels were exposed for 7, 14 and 21 days and several biomarkers were measured in haemocytes/haemolymph (total haemocyte counts, haemocyte diameter and volume, haemolymph pH, haemolymph lactate dehydrogenase activity, haemocyte lysate lysozyme and acid phosphatase activities), as well as in gills and digestive gland (antioxidant enzyme and acetylcholinesterase activities). (deepdyve.com)
  • adult
  • We show for the first time that adult queens, workers and drones naturally lose their hemocytes. (usda.gov)
  • We found that in all three adult phenotypes hemocyte number is dramatically reduced in early adult life. (usda.gov)
  • These data support our hypothesis, from which we infer that the previously reported reduction of hemocyte in foragers is not worker specific but represents a general phenomenon occurring in all honey bee adult phenotypes. (usda.gov)