Abstract

By using a novel technique we have been able to follow the clearance and distribution of fluorescent latex particles injected into both the midventral sinus and pericardial sinus of the freshwater cray-fish,Orconecte virilis. The fluorescene of various tissues was determined over post-injection periods ranging from 1 h to 20 days. Particles were rapidly removed from the hemolymph (Figs. 1 and 2) and accumulated in the heart (Fig. 3), antennal glands (Fig. 4), gills (Fig. 5) and, to a lesser extent, hepatopancreas (Fig. 6). Other tissues contained fluorescence in concentrations proportional to their supply of hemolymph.

Publication Date

1979

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Article may be found at: http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&eissn=1432-136X&volume=132&issue=4&spage=363 ISSN:1432-136X Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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