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Identification of fish larvae cells active in endocytosis and phagocytosis

Identification of fish larvae cells active in endocytosis and phagocytosis.

- In the spotted wolffish, microinjection of tracer substances in the eggs with subsequent microscopic analysis of the embryos revealed that the embryo contained the tracer substances in the lumen of the intestine, intestinal wall, kidney and liver.

- In the carp, microinjected tracer susbtances were not absorbed by embryonic cells.

These results indicate that in wolffish there a phagocytic cells, but since the amount of tracer substances was low, it is speculative to conclude about the presence of phagocytic and endocytic cells in the fish embryo inside eggs.

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