As I am sure many of you know, the internal defense system of the pond
snail _Lymnaea stagnalis_ has been used as a model system for the
investigation of the invertebrate IDS. One of the main cellular
mechanisms of defense in the snail IDS appears to be the circulating
hemocyte. I was wondering if anyone knows the longevity of snail
circulating hemocytes? Any citations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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