Hellbender Hematology

Solis, Mauricio E (UMR-Student) mesrg3 at umr.edu
Wed Feb 2 19:34:03 EST 2005


Hello everybody,

My name is Mauricio Solis; I'm a graduate student at the University of
Missouri-Rolla. I'm doing my research with hellbenders, and I need some
help. 

We did some hematologic and serum chemistry analysis for hellbenders
blood. However there's is hardly any information regarding baseline
parameters for these amphibians or urodeles (at least to my knowledge).
I'm trying to obtain information regarding:
hematocrit, WBC, Heterophils, Absolute neutrophils, lymphocytes,
absolute lymphocytes, monocytes, absolute monocytes, eosinophils,
absolute eosinophils, basophils, absolute basophils, glucose, urea
nitrogen, total protein, albumin, AST, calcium, phosphorus, sodium,
potassium, chloride, globulin, CPK, uric acid.  

I was wondering if anybody may have information regarding these
parameters for hellbenders or axolotls or other urodeles, and if it will
be possible for me to obtain some of the data, so I can use it for a
comparison? 

Thank you so much for your time and help, I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Mauricio

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Mauricio Solis
Graduate Student of Applied and Environmental Biology

105 Schrenk Hall
Department Of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla, MO 65409

Lab. Ph.# (573) 341-4599, Home Ph.# (573) 341-9786, E-mail;
mesrg3 at umr.edu
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