Ontogeny of Avian Lymphocytes

  • N. Le Douarin
  • F. Jotereau
  • E. Houssaint
  • C. Martin
  • F. Dieterlen-Lièvre


The chicken model has been extremely useful for investigating the development of the immune system, since birds are the only class of vertebrates in which a particular organ has been identified where differentiation of lymphocytes responsible for humoral immunity occurs.


Chick Embryo Hemopoietic Stem Cell Hemopoietic Cell Avian Embryo Quail Embryo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Le Douarin
    • 1
  • F. Jotereau
    • 1
  • E. Houssaint
    • 1
  • C. Martin
    • 1
  • F. Dieterlen-Lièvre
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’EmbryologieFaculté des Sciences44 NantesFrance

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