Macrophage centers as histochemical indicators of stress

Kovačević, Lucija (2010) Macrophage centers as histochemical indicators of stress. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Macrophage centers, also known as Melano-macrophage centres, are distinctive groupings of pigment-containing cells within the tissues of heterothermic vertebrates. In fish they are normally located in the stroma of the haemopoietic tissue of the spleen and the kidney and are studied using variety of histochemical methods. Melano-macrophage centres usually contain a variety of pigments, including melanins, and these increase in range and volume in older fish or in the presence of different diseases. Recent work suggests that they are a site of primary melanogenesis rather than mere storage. Melano-macrophage centres increase in size or frequency in conditions of environmental stress and have been suggested as reliable biomarkers for water quality.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lacković Venturin, Gordana
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 14:04

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