A thymus candidate in lampreys

@article{Bajoghli2011ATC,
  title={A thymus candidate in lampreys},
  author={B. Bajoghli and Peng Guo and N. Aghaallaei and M. Hirano and C. Strohmeier and N. McCurley and D. Bockman and M. Schorpp and M. Cooper and T. Boehm},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={470},
  pages={90-94}
}
Immunologists and evolutionary biologists have been debating the nature of the immune system of jawless vertebrates—lampreys and hagfish—since the nineteenth century. In the past 50 years, these fish were shown to have antibody-like responses and the capacity to reject allografts but were found to lack the immunoglobulin-based adaptive immune system of jawed vertebrates. Recent work has shown that lampreys have lymphocytes that instead express somatically diversified antigen receptors that… Expand
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