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Sexual dimorphism in neutrophils of three species of primates


Bongso, Tuan Ariffeen and Hilmi, M. (1981) Sexual dimorphism in neutrophils of three species of primates. Malaysian Applied Biology, 10 (2). pp. 115-118. ISSN 0126-8643


A morphological sex difference in the nuclei of polymorphonuclear neutrophil leukocytes in Macaca foscicularis, Presbytis melalophos and Hylobates lar is described. Neutrophils of female monkeys showed a solitary round appendage 1.3-1.6 u in diameter with a drumstick form attached to a lobe of the nucleus by a narrow stalk. The incidence of this drumstick-like appendage was 2.6.±. 0.3%, 2.0 .±. 0.1% and 3.1 ±.0.3% in M. fascicularis, P. melalophos and H. lar respectively. Other aberrant forms of the typical drumstick such as rackets, sessile nodules and clubs occurred in both sexes of each species. A minimum of 500 leukocytes per animal had to be examined to arrive at a reliable sex difference.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Malaysian Society of Applied Biology
Keywords: Primates; Neutrophils; Sex difference
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2015 04:45
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 04:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39549
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