alexa Cells, proteins, and certain physical-chemical properties of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) blood
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Author(s): G M Christensen, James T Fiandt, Barbara A Poeschl

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Laboratory brook trout were used to evaluate, refine, or develop biochemical procedures for the analysis of fish blood. Analytical values were obtained for the following blood properties: total and differential leucocytes and erythrocytes; erythrocyte and plasma proteins (by electrophoresis); plasma refractive index; erythrocyte sedimentation rate; erythrocyte osmotic fragility; blood surface tension and density; haemoglobin; and packed cell volume. These blood factors are discussed with reference to fish health and disease and to changes caused by deleterious quantities of water pollutants.

This article was published in Journal of Fish Biology and referenced in Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

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