Clinical blood analysis of the great tit Parus major




Parus major, leukocytes, erythrocytes, micronuclei, parasitic infections, venous blood


The blood analysis of the great tit in a protected area of National Nature Park “Homilshanski Forests” (Kharkiv Region, Ukraine) was performed in the age-related dynamics of its postembryogenesis. Using our own method, developed for collecting venous blood from the eye sinus, the identity of leukogram percentages between the literary data and our obtained results was established thereby providing evidence in favour of the application of our development. Erythrocytes were studied with the help of the micronucleus test, which results reliably testify that the studied birds were not exposed to any chemical or physical contamination. No parasitic infections were found in blood smears. Further improvement of the blood taking method is planned in order to collect samples for biochemical and genetic analyses

Author Biographies

Maria Drahulian, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine Heroiv oborony str., 15, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03041

PhD, Researcher

Department of Genetics, Breedingand Biotechnology Animals

Angela Chaplygina, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University Alchevskykh str., 29, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61002

PhD, Professor

Department of Zoology

Nadiia Savynska, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University Alchevskykh str., 29, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61002

PhD, Assistant

Department of Zoology

Svitlana Kostenko, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine Heroiv oborony str., 15, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03041

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor

Department of Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology animals

Polina Buchek, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Akademika Zabolotnoho str., 150, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143

PhD, Junior Researcher

Department of Cell Regulatory Mechanisms


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