Hematopoiesis and hemocytes in pancrustacean and molluscan models

Valerie Jane Smith, Alice Accorsi, Davide Malagoli

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The hematopoietic districts and their organization are here described in detail for some of the principal pancrustacean and molluscan models. Pancrustaceans present an overall similar organization of hematopoietic organs, while among mollusks the hematopoietic organs and tissues are more diversified. The morphologies, functions, and main lineages of circulating hemocytes are recapitulated, and the common traits between different taxa are evidenced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Evolution of the Immune System
Subtitle of host publicationConservation and Diversification
EditorsDavide Malagoli
PublisherAcademic Press/Elsevier
ISBN (Electronic)9780128020135
ISBN (Print)9780128019757
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2016


  • Decapods
  • Encapsulation
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Hemocyte lineages
  • Hemocyte proliferation, host defense
  • Insects
  • Invertebrate immunity
  • Mollusks
  • Phagocytosis


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