volume 75, issue 1, P119 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282948
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Abstract: Ultrastructural and lectin-binding studies have established that the melanotic encapsulation reaction of Aedes aegypti Liverpool strain against inoculated Dirofilaria immitis microfilariae (mff) is a hemocyte-mediated reaction. Total hemocyte counts from mff-inoculated (= immune-activated), saline-inoculated, and uninoculated female A. aegypti were determined using a hemocoel perfusion technique. Total hemocyte populations in uninoculated mosquitoes were significantly larger in younger mosquitoes, but no signi…

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