Plant and Bacteria Immunity
Country: United States
Date: July 2005
Do bacteria and plants possess immune system like
those found in animals?
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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