Meckel's diverticulum. II. A novel lymphoepithelial organ in the chicken.


We have studied the lymphoid development and structure of Meckel's diverticulum (MD). The lymphoid accumulation began about 2 weeks of age. Between 2 and 5 weeks of age the longitudinal folds were filled with lymphoid tissue. The intensive germinal center formation occurred between 5 and 7 weeks of age. Germinal center formation was associated with the… (More)


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