Immunology of Annelids

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CRC Press, Dec 16, 1993 - Medical - 320 pages
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Immunology of Annelids provides a state-of-the-art review of the biological and biochemical processes involved in defense reactions of annelids. The book covers phylogeny, taxonomy, and fundamental body structure to provide basic information essential to developing a full understanding of the defense system of an organism. Physiological aspects of the relationship between the immune systems and cells and their limitations are discussed in detail, and the role of cells in cellular defense, transplantation, and humoral defenses is explained. The importance of annelids and their defense reaction from the phylogenetic standpoint is examined in a chapter comparing vertebrate and invertebrate defense strategies. Immunology of Annelids is a practical reference for cell biologists, immunologists, evolutionary and developmental biologists, and other researchers who need insight into the development and hierarchy of immune reactions.
  

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Contents

Introduction
14
References
24
A Survey of the Evolution of Fundamental Body Constructions
27
Chapter 4
41
Chapter 5
115
Cellular Defense Mechanisms
167
Transplantation Immunity
201
Chapter 8
245
Chapter 9
263
Chapter 10
281
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