Authors: MEHMET KUTSAY ATATÜR, HÜSEYİN ARIKAN, İ. ETHEM ÇEVİK, AHMET MERMER
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the erythrocyte and nucleus sizes of some scincids (Ablepharus chernovi, Chalcides ocellatus, Eumeces schneideri, Mabuya aurata, Mabuya vittata, and Ophiomorus punctatissimus) from Turkey by means of blood smears stained with Wright's stain. The largest erythrocytes were observed in the smears of E. schneideri, and the smallest in M. vittata, while the largest nuclei were observed in E. schneideri and the smallest were in M. aurata. In terms of the studied species, the nucleus and erythrocyte sizes were found to be correlated (r= 0.302, P< 0.01).
Keywords: Scincidae, Blood smears, Erythrocyte - nucleus sizes, Wright's stain.
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