Structure and development of bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue in conventionally reared broiler chickens.

@article{Fagerland1993StructureAD,
  title={Structure and development of bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue in conventionally reared broiler chickens.},
  author={Jane A Fagerland and L. H. Arp},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1993},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={10-8}
}
The development of bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) in conventionally reared broiler chickens of 1 day and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age was studied using light and electron microscopy (scanning and transmission). BALT in these chickens resembled other mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT) in that it was composed of an altered epithelium overlying a population of lymphocytes and contained potential antigen-presenting cells, such as macrophages and dendritic cells; high… CONTINUE READING

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