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Table 2 Sizes of white blood cells (WBCs) and differential leukocyte counts (DLCs) in male (n = 27) and female (n = 32) Naja naja snakes (p < 0.05)

From: Hematology and plasma biochemistry of wild-caught Indian cobra Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)

Cell type Male (n = 27) Female (n = 32)
WBC size (μm) DLC count (%) WBC size (μm) DLC count (%)
  Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD Range Mean ± SD
Large lymphocytes 18.16-20.05 18.93 ± 0.86 42-55 49 ± 5.43 15.47-16.94 16.36 ± 0.89 40-52 47.26 ± 4.4
Small lymphocytes 7.06-8.57 7.65 ± 1.04    5.28-7.06 6.76 ± 0.89   
Monocytes 12.98-15.34 12.87 ± 1.18 2-6 4 ± 2 10.96-12.56 11.72 ± 1.08 1-4 2.66 ± 1.52.
Eosinophils 8.78-9.88 9.32 ± 1.02 2-5 3.66 ± 1.52 6.86-8.43 7.98 ± 1.29 1-4 2.66 ± 1.52
Basophils 2.66-5.75 4.09 ± 1.24 3-6 4.66 ± 1.52 5.64   3-7 5 ± 2
Heterophils 4.35-5.73 5.21 ± 1.13 22-29 25.33 ± 3.51 5.82-7.15 6.76 ± 1.28 19-28 23.66 ± 4.5