Histochemical demonstration of melanin in cellular inflammatory processes of penaeid shrimp

Donald V. Lightner, Rita Redman

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    Abstract

    Brown-to-black pigment deposits present in association with sites of hemocytic activity in penaeid shrimp (Crustacea, Decapoda) were demonstrated to be melanin by use of histochemical techniques. The brown-black pigment was associated with cellular inflammatory disease processes of infectious and noninfectious etiologies in Penaeus californiensis, P. stylirostris, P. vannamei, and P. duorarum.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)298-302
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
    Volume30
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1977

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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