Nucleolar size in lymphocytes and haemocytes of different species

Abstract

The number of nucleoli in a cell and nucleolar area vary according to the cell. We compared nucleoli in mammalian circulating lymphocytes and insect circulating haemocytes. An increased nucleolar coefficient correlated with a lowered nucleoli size. The smaller nucleolar size in mammalian lymphocytes indicates a lower proteosynthetic cellular activity in both mammalian lymphocytes and insect haemocytes. Moreover, in insect haemocytes, the smaller size of the nucleoli may reflect a lowered potential to transform into another cell type.

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2009-08-14
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Berger, J. (2009). Nucleolar size in lymphocytes and haemocytes of different species. European Journal of Histochemistry, 52(3), 149-152. https://doi.org/10.4081/1205