A single parasitoid segregating factor controls immune suppression in Drosophila.

@article{Dupas1998ASP,
  title={A single parasitoid segregating factor controls immune suppression in Drosophila.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Dupas and Françoise Frey and Yves Carton},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={1998},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={
          306-11
        }
}
Encapsulation has evolved as an efficient mechanism whereby an insect host can survive infection by parasitoids This ability is controlled by a major gene in Drosophila melanogaster hosts. The parasitoid Leptopilina boulardi (Hymenoptera Eucoilidae) can suppress the Drosophila immune reaction by injecting viruslike particles. Analysis of Mendelian crosses between strains of L. boulardi of opposite immune suppressive abilities indicated that the trait is controlled by a single chromosomal factor… CONTINUE READING

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