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Apidologie
Volume 25, Number 4, 1994
Page(s) 361 - 366
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:19940402
Apidologie 25 (1994) 361-366
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19940402

Zelluläre Abwehrmechanismen in der Hämolymphe und der Nachweis spezifischer Zelltypen im Seminalplasma bei Apis mellifera L

S. Mitro

Zentrum für kontinentale Agrar- und Wirtschaftsforschung der Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Otto-Behaghel Str 10, D-35394 Gießen, Deutschland

Abstract - Cellular defence reaction of the hemolymph and description of specific cells in the seminal plasma of Apis mellifera L
Hemolymph of honey bees was incubated with erythrocytes of hens and pigs. After staining according to Pappenheim, microscopic analysis revealed two types of hemocytes with defence reactions: granular cells and plasmocytes reacted with foreign cells with cellular adhesions such as pseudopodia or cellular veils (figs 1-3). Granular cells and plasmocytes were also found in the seminal plasma (fig 4). Further giant cells and spindle shaped cells were found which were not present in the hemolymph. The occurrence of various cells in the seminal plasma indicates the presence of local cellular defence reactions there.


Key words: Apis mellifera / defence reactions / hemocytes / seminal plasma