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Invertebrate Immunity: Basic Concepts and Recent Advances
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses basic concepts and advances of invertebrate immunity. In mammals and other higher vertebrates, a plethora of information exists on the origin, development,Expand
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Invertebrate blood cells
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Review of climate change impacts on marine aquaculture in the UK and Ireland
Marine aquaculture relies on coastal habitats that will be affected by climate change. This review assesses current knowledge of the threats and opportunities of climate change for aquaculture in theExpand
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Prophenoloxidase Activation: Nonself Recognition and Cell Cooperation in Insect Immunity
The mechanism of nonself recognition by the immune system of insects is unknown. In this report the activation of the prophenoloxidase system in the wax moth Galleria mellonella by a microbialExpand
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Prostaglandins in non-insectan invertebrates: recent insights and unsolved problems
SUMMARY Prostaglandins (PG) are oxygenated derivatives of C20 polyunsaturated fatty acids including arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids. In mammals, these compounds have been shown to play keyExpand
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Eicosanoids and their role in immune modulation in fish—a brief overview
Abstract Eicosanoids have been demonstrated to play a central role in immune regulation in mammals brought about by their direct effects on cells such as macrophages and lymphocytes or by theirExpand
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Enhanced immune defences in Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) post-exposure to a vibrio vaccine.
This study was conducted to determine if exposure of shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, to a commercial anti-vibrio vaccine caused changes in antibacterial and cellular (phagocytosis) defences. ShrimpExpand
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THE ROLE OF PROPHENOLOXIDASE ACTIVATION IN NON-SELF RECOGNITION AND PHAGOCYTOSIS BY INSECT BLOOD CELLS
Abstract Experiments indicate that the prophenoloxidase activating system, which is responsible for melanin production, is also involved in immunorecognition in insects. Using haemocyte monolayerExpand
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Invertebrate Immune Systems–Specific, Quasi-Specific, or Nonspecific?
Until recently, it was widely accepted that invertebrates fail to show a high degree of specificity and memory in their immune strategies. Recent reports have challenged this view such that ourExpand
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A novel bacterial disease of the European shore crab, Carcinus maenas molecular pathology and epidemiology.
Several rickettsia-like diseases have been reported in arthropods (insects and crustaceans), some of which result in significant losses of economically important species such as shrimp and crabs.Expand
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