Genetics of anti-parasite resistance in invertebrates.

  title={Genetics of anti-parasite resistance in invertebrates.},
  author={Yves Carton and A J Nappi and Maryl{\`e}ne Poiri{\'e}},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  volume={29 1},
This review summarizes and compares available data on genetic and molecular aspects of resistance in four well-described invertebrate host-parasite systems: snail-schistosome, mosquito-malaria, mosquito-filarial worm, and Drosophila-wasp associations. It underlies that the major components of the immune reaction, such as hemocyte proliferation and/or activation, and production of cytotoxic radicals are common to invertebrate hosts. Identifying genes responsible for naturally occurring… CONTINUE READING

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