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Values of WBC during Reproductive Cycle in Megachiropteran bat Rousettus Leschenaulti (Desmerest)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Zoology, J. N. College, Wadi, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • 2Dept. of Zoology, Bhalerao Science College, Saoner, Dist. Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 340-343, (2014)


The white blood corpuscles circulate throughout the body and tissues providing protection against foreign organisms and matter. These cells are highly mobile, could squeeze through the pores in the capillaries and move into the tissues. When a foreign organism / antigen enters the body, chemical substances are released that stimulate the white cells and cause them to be attracted to the area of invasion. Their fundamental job is to provide defence against bacteria, fungus, parasites, viruses and cancer. In the present work leukocyte count was found to be variable according to the reproductive status of the male and female. Thus the average mean white cell counts for the females were (4,700 – 9,000mm³) and for the male (7,000 – 16,500mm³).


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