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Inland Water Biology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 507–514 | Cite as

Features of the Immunophysiological Status of the Senegal Polypterus (Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829)

  • T. B. Lapirova
  • E. A. Flerova
ECOLOGICAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY OF HYDROBIONTS

Abstract

A comprehensive study of the main morphophysiological parameters of blood and immunocompetent organs of Polypterus senegalus Cuvier, 1829, one of the most ancient living species of fish, is presented. No fundamental differences in morphological or basic physiological and biochemical parameters of blood or the immune system in comparison with other fish species from polypterus are revealed. The investigated species has well-developed mechanisms of nonspecific protection and a high adaptive potential.

Keywords:

Polypterus senegalus blood immunocompetent organs physiological indices nonspecific immunity 

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are sincerely grateful to V.V. Yurchenko and A.A. Morozov for aid in obtaining the material. This study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grant no. 11-04-01168.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of SciencesBorokRussia
  2. 2.Demidov Yaroslavl State UniversityYaroslavlRussia
  3. 3.Yaroslavl Scientific Research Institute of Livestock Breeding and Forage Production, Federal Williams Research CenterMikhailovskyRussia

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