Distribution of lymphoid tissue in the caecal mucosa of chickens.


In order to clarify the fundamental structure of the host defence mechanism in chicken caeca, a detailed analysis of the distribution of lymphoid nodules (LNs) was carried out on longitudinal sections of both the mesenteric (side of the ileocaecal ligament) and the antimesenteric mucosa. An overwhelming majority of solitary or aggregated LNs were located in… (More)

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