Histocompatibility Reactions in Invertebrates

  • D. A. Raftos
Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 24)


There are compelling reasons to believe that the capacity of cells to discriminate between “self” and “non-self” is shared by all metazoans. The evolution of multicellular organisms must have been accompanied by the development of discriminative cellular recognition systems. Accurate discrimination is a fundamental requisite of systems that regulate the development and differentiation of clonally derived cells to produce cohesive tissues and organs.


Allograft Rejection Graft Rejection Marine Sponge Freshwater Sponge Xenograft Rejection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Raftos
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  1. 1.Immunobiology UnitUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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