Hematopoiesis and hematopoietic organs in arthropods

  title={Hematopoiesis and hematopoietic organs in arthropods},
  author={Melina Grigorian and Volker Hartenstein},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
Hemocytes (blood cells) are motile cells that move throughout the extracellular space and that exist in all clades of the animal kingdom. Hemocytes play an important role in shaping the extracellular environment and in the immune response. Developmentally, hemocytes are closely related to the epithelial cells lining the vascular system (endothelia) and the body cavity (mesothelia). In vertebrates and insects, common progenitors, called hemangioblasts, give rise to the endothelia and blood cells… CONTINUE READING


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