Month Purification time (hours) Granulocyte (%)
    Mussels parasitized with Marteilia spp. Marteilia-free mussels
  0 63 71
May 24 77 74
  48 69 83
  0 68 87
June 24 69 73
  48 49 57
  0 82 74
October 24 68 65
  48 71 76
Table 5: Granulocyte/hyalinocyte rate reported as the number of granulocytes counted out of 100 haemocytes, observed in parasitized and parasite-free mussels (M. galloprovincialis) at different purification times.