1. 1. The multiple lectin compositions in the coelomic fluid of the acorn barnacle Megabalanus rosa changed seasonally. 2. 2. The total amounts of multiple lectins varied from 14 mg/100 ml to 52 mg/100 ml in the coelomic fluid and exhibited a maximal level in early summer. 3. 3. Ovarian maturation was observed after the lectin level reached the maximum. 4. 4. Immunohistochemical study revealed that immunoreactive lectins (BRA-2 and BRA-3) were found in almost all barnacle tissues examined. Specific immunostaining was especially prominent in the cirri. There was no difference in the density of staining between BRA-2 and BRA-3 in any tissue.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology