, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 25–33 | Cite as

The immune system and bodily defence

1. Why do we need an immune system?
  • Vineeta Bal
  • Satyajit Rath
Series Article


How does the human body defend itself, and why does it choose the paths it does choose?


Immune System Target Recognition Immune System Cell Pathogenic Parasite Bodily Defence 
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  1. G Bck and G S Habicht, Immunity and the invertebrates inScientific American. Vol. 275(5). p60. 1996.Google Scholar
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vineeta Bal
    • 1
  • Satyajit Rath
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of ImmunologyNew DelhiIndia

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