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Name: Adfar
Status: Student
Grade:  9-12
Location: NY
Country: United States
Date: July 2005


Question:
Do bacteria and plants possess immune system like those found in animals?



Replies:
No. Neither plants nor bacteria have anything comparable to lymphocytes, antibodies, complement of interferon. Remember, bacteria are single cell organisms and therfore cannot generate the vaious types of cells required to make the immune components like antibodies and complement.

Ron Baker. Ph.D



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