Q. 25.0( 1 Vote )

Write the functions of the two types of lymphocytes in the defense mechanism of the body.

Answer :

The lymphocytes mainly found in lymph and are responsible for producing the immune response.

Lymphocytes are of two types—

i. B-lymphocytes

ii. T-lymphocytes


B-lymphocytes is also known as B-cells and they mature in the bone marrow.

They produce an army of protein in blood, known as antibodies in response to pathogens. They are involved in the antibody-mediated immunity(AMI) or humoral immunity.


T-lymphocytes is also known as T-cells and they mature in the thymus gland.

They help B-cells(B-lymphocytes) to produce antibodies and are capable of destroying the cancer cell. They are involved in the cell-mediated immunity(CMI).

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.