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Recognition and response to microbial infection in Drosophila

Nichole A. Broderick, David P. Welchman, and Bruno Lemaitre

in Insect Infection and Immunity: Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199551354
eISBN:
9780191720505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the mechanisms whereby Drosophila recognize foreign microbes, the signalling systems that regulate adapted responses against them, and the effector mechanisms used to control ... More


Rapid evolution of innate immune response genes

Brian P. Lazzaro and Andrew G. Clark

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The opportunity for arms-race evolution between host and pathogens is one reason why genes involved in immune functions are often rapidly evolving. Innate immune systems lack the degree of pathogen ... More


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