||Sequential Development and Morphology of Experimentally Induced Hepatic Melano-Macrophage Centres in 'Rivulus marmoratus'.
Vogelbein, W. K. ;
Fournie, J. W. ;
Overstreet, R. M. ;
||Gulf Coast Research Lab., Ocean Springs, MS. ;Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS.
||NA85AA-D-SG05; EPA/600/J-87/362 ; MASGP-87-039
Liver diseases ;
Host-parasite relations ;
Rivulus marmoratus ;
Calyptospora funduli ;
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Formation of hepatic melano-macrophage centers (MMC's) in Rivulus marmoratus was induced with the coccidian parasite Calyptospora funduli. Experimental infections were produced by feeding infected intestine and hepatopancreas from grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) to individual parasite-free fish. The results suggests that MMC formation in this case is an inflammatory process in which mononuclear cells recruited from peripheral circulation play a dominant role. MMC development appears to be elicited by macrogamont degeneration, whereas granuloma formation probably is a response to oocysts. (Copyright (c) 1987 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.)