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Haematological changes in African lungfish, Protopterus annectens after aerial exposure.
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PMID:  20329389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Specimens of the west African lungfish, Protopterus annectens (mean weight 294.3 g mean length 38.1 cm), procured from Agulu lake at Agulu in Anambra state, Nigeria were removed from the ambient water and exposed to complete aerial life for a period of seven consecutive days after which some of their haematological changes were determined. There were significant polycythaemia, leucocytosis, thrombocythaemia and elevation of haemoglobin contents (p<0.05). The importance of these haematological adjustments which the fish makes whilst subjected to complete aerial habitat prior to aestivation are discussed.
A I Okafor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental biology / Academy of Environmental Biology, India     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0254-8704     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Biol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300544     Medline TA:  J Environ Biol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  955-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Abia State University - 2000, Uturu, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology*
Fishes / blood*,  physiology*
Time Factors
Weight Loss

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