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A review of complementary mechanisms which protect the developing marsupial pouch young

Edwards, Melanie; Hinds, Lyn A; Deane, Elizabeth; Deakin, Janine

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Marsupials are born without a functioning adaptive immune system, into a non-sterile environment where they continue to develop. This review examines the extent of exposure of pouch young to microorganisms and describes the protective mechanisms that are

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64702
Source: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2012.03.013

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