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Prof. Ahmed Abd Elrahman Mohamed Gad Kassab :: Publications:

Morphology of Blood Cells, Liver and Spleen of the Desert Tortoise (Testudo graeca)
Authors: A. Kassab; S. Shousha; A. Fargani
Year: 2009
Keywords: Blood cells, liver, spleen, desert tortoise(Testudo graeca)
Journal: The Open Anatomy Journal
Volume: 1
Issue: Not Available
Pages: 1-10
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: International
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The morphological characteristics of peripheral blood cells, the anatomical structure of the liver and spleen were examined in desert tortoise. Forty healthy adult Testudo graeca tortoises, 20 females and 20 males were selected for this study. The tortoises were given thorough examination, and a blood sample was collected from the heart by cardiocentesis. The Wright staining method was used for classification of the blood cells. Seven different types of blood cells were determined: erythrocytes, heterophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, monocytes and thrombocytes. Mature erythrocytes of captive Testudo graeca were nucleated ellipsoidal cells. Erythrocytes measurements for males were (length 18.76 ± 2.81

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