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Experientia

, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp 1246–1249 | Cite as

Spierule cells inDrosophila species

  • Ž. Srdić
  • H. Gloor
Specialia

Summary

Spherule cells are restricted to the larval stage and make up 5–16% of cells in the hemolymph. Their morphology varies between species, mainly due to the shape of their inclusions which may be oval (‘spheroidocytes’), polyhedral (‘crystalloid cells’), or clearly crystalline (‘crystal cells’). These inclusions are very rich in tyrosine. They liquefy rapidly in vitro, whereby the cells become hyaline (coagulocytes).

Keywords

Tyrosine Larval Stage Spherule Cell Crystal Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ž. Srdić
    • 1
  • H. Gloor
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de génétique animale et végétaleUniversité de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland

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