A pathogenic parasite interferes with phagocytosis of insect immunocompetent cells.

Abstract

Phagocytosis activity of hemocytes of the host Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera) was modulated by the infection of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae (Rahbditida) and was found to be correlated with the opsonization of bacteria by hemolymph factors. The presence of nematodes resulted in a significative decrease in phagocytosis of bacteria by… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2010.05.002

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@article{Brivio2010APP, title={A pathogenic parasite interferes with phagocytosis of insect immunocompetent cells.}, author={Maurizio F. Brivio and Maristella Mastore and Anthony J. Nappi}, journal={Developmental and comparative immunology}, year={2010}, volume={34 9}, pages={991-8} }