Rev. Bras. De Pesquisas Méd. E Biol.
The fine structure of each of the blood cell types of adult worker of Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides has been studied. There are seven cell types: 1 - plasmatocytes, with and without cytoplasmic granules; 2 - granular hemocytes with paracrystaline inclusions; 3 - spherule cells with cytolysosome like inclusions; 4 - adipohemocytes with lipidic droplets; 5 - cistocytes presenting pinocytic vesicles and vacuoles; 6 - oenocytoides appearing without cytoplasmic inclusions and well developed cellular organelles; 7 - vermiform cells showed as small elongated cells without special structures.
Da Cruz Landim, Carminda, "Fine Structure of the Hemocytes from Melipona Quadrifasciata Anthidioides Lep. (Hymenoptera: Meliponinae)" (1972). Co. Paper 14.
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