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Title: Differential affinity of natural haemagglutinin of <i style="">Macrobrachium rosenbergii</i> towards vertebrate erythrocytes: Effect of sex, size and moult stage on haemagglutination titre
Authors: Sahoo, Pramoda K
Pillai, Bindu R
Mohanty, Jyotirmaya
Kumari, Jaya
Mohanty, Swagatika
Mishra, Bibudhendra K
Keywords: Haemagglutinin
<i style="">Macrobrachium rosenbergii</i>
vertebrate erythrocytes
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Lectins play important role in innate immunity of animals. The affinity of the natural haemagglutinin of the giant freshwater prawn <i style="">Macrobrachium rosenbergii</i> towards vertebrate erythrocytes and its level with relation to sex, size and moult stages were studied. The strongest agglutinating titres in haemolymph of prawns were marked against guinea pig, chicken, <i style="">Clarias batrachus</i>, and rabbit erythrocytes, and the weakest towards cattle, dog, horse and goat erythrocytes. A moderately agglutinating titre was evident in duck and human erythrocytes. The haemolymph of adult, male or intermoult stage prawns weighing more than 100 g had the highest haemagglutinating activity as compared to their respective counterparts with varied responses observed towards various erythrocytes.
Description: 830-833
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.45(09) [September 2007]

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