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Wright, Richard K;Schapiro, Harriette C
Primary and secondary immune responses of the desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Herpetologica
1973
Journal Article
29
3
275-280
Dipsosaurus dorsalis
The desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, is capable of an adaptive immune response. A single intraperitoneal injection of antigen (keyhole limpet hemocyanin) results in the production of passive hemagglutinating and precipitating antibody. An enhanced secondary response to a second injection, given 60 days later, suggests the existence of an immunological memory. Antibody synthesized during both primary and secondary responses appears to be a 2-mercaptoethanol sensitive, low molecular weight beta globulin.
English