Humoral Factors in Marine Invertebrates

  • M. Leclerc
Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 15)

Abstract

Lymphoid organs in Crustacea and Insecta were first discovered by L. Cuénot between 1890 and 1910. For many years, however, little research was done into the immune processes of invertebrates (which represent 95% of animal species), as it was assumed that with a short life-span and a high rate of reproduction, a complex and highly efficient immune system was not required.

Keywords

Migration Filtration Shale Polypeptide Hull 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Leclerc
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  1. 1.Immunologie des Invertébrés, UFR SciencesUniversité d’OrléansFrance

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