Specific tissue graft rejection in earthworms.

Abstract

Earthworms are capable of destroying antigenic tissues. Autogeneis transplants healed in regularly and remained permanently viable. Xenografts, by contrast were cicatrized but eventually rejected. Intrafamilial transplants survived longer than interfamilial ones. Xenografts and autografts placed in the graft bed were joined to each other but xenografts were… (More)

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