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Seasonal variation in leucocytes of mud eel Amphipnous cuchia

Sushma Kumari
Department of Zoology R.N College Hajipur, Vaishali, Bihar
Received 25th June, 2013; Revised 20th July, 2013

Abstract : Morphology and number of the leucocyte or white blood cell reflects the health status and immunity of the fish as they are subject to change in accordance with the various environmental and physiological factors. Season comprises different phases or periods of the reproductive cycle greatly influence the number and morphology of leucocyte of Amphipnous cuchia. The number of all subtypes of leucocyte in A.cuchia exhibited a rhythmic variation throughout the year. The present research work is a comprehensive evaluation of number of white blood cells in relation to different phases of reproductive cycle correlating with the season.

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