Stanovova M.V. 2019. [Morphology, cytogenesis and functions of Annelida coelomocytes] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.16. No.3: 254–282 [in Russian, with English summary].

Moscow Lomonosov State University, Vorobyovy gory, 1/12, Moscow, 119991 Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.16.3.06

ABSTRACT: Basic types of free cells from coelomic fluid of annelids are reviewed. The main types within described ones are amoebocytes and eleocytes; erythrocytes are also reviewed. In different annelid classes and families, the morphology and functioning of coelomocytes differ considerably. Main hypotheses on cytogenesis of coelomocytes in different groups are discussed.

KEY WORDS: innate immunity, cell defensive reactions, coelomocytes, amoebocytes, eleocytes, Annelida, Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea.

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