Marine Biologists Find Live Immune Cells in Corals and Sea Anemones

Corals and sea anemones have at least two populations of immune cells and that these specialized cells make up about 3% of the total cell population, according to new research. “Phagocytosis is the cellular defense mechanism used to eliminate antigens derived from dysregulated or damaged cells, and microbial pathogens,” said Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles, a researcher […]
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