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Granular and agranular leucocyte?

Postby biocupid » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:05 am

Can anyone pls tell me the specific characteristics of both of them? And how can we differentiate these two types leucocyte?
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am

Well as their name implies granular leucocytes have granules, while agranular do not. Granules are composed mainly of lysosomes from what i remember, and depending on the type of cell, have different affinities for laboratory dyes. for example eosinophiles have granules that turn blue when stained with eosine.
For the characteristis, have a look at any physiology/immunology book. It's too much info to write here.
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