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Insect Haemocyte Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Prohaemocytes (Pr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Plasmatocytes (PI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Oenocytoids (Oe) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Spherule Cells (Sph) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Throm bocytoids (Th) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Granular Haemocytes (GH) .

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Edulis and C. gigas [2]. A hypersynthesis of these lysosomal enzymes was reported for molluscan phagocytes soon after they were challenged with bacteria (10]. When bacteria are destroyed intracellulary, glycogen granules are formed in the hemocytes, presumably for release to the hemolymph or for use by the hemocyte (11,18]. In so doing, hemocytes fulfill both their defensive and the nutritional roles at once. Bacteria may also be destroyed by cellular products in the extracellular milieu. Tripp [56] showed that cell-free C.

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