Number of lymphocytes in young tadpole

Value 1e+6 lymphocytes
Organism Frog
Reference Alan S. Perelson, Ge´rard Weisbuch, Immunology for physicists, Rev. Mod. Phys. 69, 1219–1268 (1997) p.1226 left column bottom paragraph
Primary Source Du Pasquier L. Ontogeny of the immune response in cold-blooded vertebrates. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 1973 61: 37-88. & Du Pasquier, L., and J. Haimovitch, 1976, Immunogenetics 3, 381.PubMed ID4578664
Comments "...the smallest known immune system is that of a young tadpole, which is estimated to have 10^6 lymphocytes and thus a repertoire of order 10^5 to 10^6 (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109933