Blood Cell Morphology, Erythrocyte Size, and Micronucleus Counts of Neurergus crocatus (Cope, 1862) (Urodela: Salamandridae) in Turkey

Yücel Başimoğlu Koca, Serdar Koca, Kurtuluş Olgun, Pınar Beytaş, Nazan Taşkin Üzüm

Abstract


In this study, which was carried out in June 2004, erythrocyte sizes of Neurergus crocatus were examined. Specimens of N. crocatus were collected from Şırnak, Turkey. Morphological characteristics of peripheral blood cells were examined. Morphology of the erythrocytes and leukocytes were described using Wright’s technique. Erythrocytes and their nuclei sizes were measured using an ocular micrometer. Mean length and width of the erythrocytes in N. crocatus were 32.6 ± 2.46 and 23.8 ± 2.49 μm, respectively (surface 610.9 μm2) and mean length and width of their nuclei were 15.3 ± 1.30 and 9.6 ± 0.76 μm, respectively (surface 115.5 μm2). Micronucleated nuclei were counted among 1000 randomly chosen erythrocytes from each blood smears. The micronucleated erythrocyte values were 0.001 and 0 for males and females, respectively.

Keywords


Neurergus crocatus; Urodela; blood cells morphology; erythrocyte size; micronucleus

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