6.5. Ontogeny of specific immunity
Unit 6- Ontogeny of Fish Immune System6.5. Ontogeny of specific immunity
Matured T lymphocytes that can function in defence system can be seen soon after their morphological appearance in about 14-18 days after hatching. The presence circulating antibodies in the blood indicates activation of specific immunity in tern the presence of matured plasma cell can be seen in carp at the age of 4 month. Also the development of these immune system depends on temperature.
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