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An introduction to B and T lymphocytes, how they develop and how they carry out their function. Appropriate for high school or first year college.

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A lymphocyte is a specific type of white blood cell. There are 2 main types of lymphocyte, the B lymphocyte (sometimes called the B cell) and the T lymphocyte (sometimes called the T cell). Both of these originate from a common precursor and develop in the bone marrow early in pre-natal development. The later stages of ...

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An introduction to B and T lymphocytes, how they develop and how they carry out their functions are determined. Appropriate for high school or first year college are discussed.

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