Characterisation of echidna IgM provides insights into the time of divergence of extant mammals

The immunobiology of monotremes is poorly understood. In this paper, we describe the characterisation of the heavy chain of IgM from Tachyglossus aculeatus, the short-beaked echidna. The echidna heavy chain constant region of IgM (Cmu) was isolated from a

Author K. Belov, L. Hellman and D. W. Cooper
Year 2002
Secondary title Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Volume 26
Number 9
Pages 831-839