Immunological response of male cockroaches to injection of Tetrahymena pyriformis.

Abstract

After injection of living tetrahymena into the hemocoels of male cockroaches, recovered hemolymph immobilizes washed ciliates. The immobilizing material is sensitive to heat and acid, and can be separated with ammonium sulfate. Hemolymph from immune animals confers protection in another animal into which it is injected. Immobilizing activity of the… (More)

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