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B lymphocyte

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Genetics and Genomics.

A cell belonging to the class of lymphocytes that synthesize immunoglobulins. B lymphocytes mature within a microenvironment of bone marrow (in mammals) or within the bursa of Fabricius (in...

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bursectomy

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Removal of the bursa of Fabricius, either by surgery in ovo or shortly after hatching, or by destruction in ovo by application of, e.g., testosterone. Bursectomy inhibits the formation of B...

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lymphoid tissue

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A tissue responsible for the production of lymphocytes and antibodies. It occurs as discrete organs, in the form of the lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, and spleen, and also as diffuse groups...

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