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Blood Clotting in Invertebrates

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

Abstract

Well before clotting evolved, innate mechanisms served to prevent loss of body fluid from an injured site. Injury to an animal can result in a loss of body fluid and favour attack and entry of opportunistic pathogens. Irrespective of the level of organization, each organism is equipped with defense mechanisms to counteract this threat.

Keywords

Horseshoe Crab Spiny Lobster Invertebr Pathol Octo Nate Sialic Acid Binding Lectin 
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  • S. Srimal
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  1. 1.Molecular Biophysics UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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