Insect Immunity Shows Specificity in Protection upon Secondary Pathogen Exposure

@article{Sadd2006InsectIS,
  title={Insect Immunity Shows Specificity in Protection upon Secondary Pathogen Exposure},
  author={Ben M. Sadd and Paul Schmid-Hempel},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={1206-1210}
}
Immunological memory in vertebrates, conferring lasting specific protection after an initial pathogen exposure, has implications for a broad spectrum of evolutionary, epidemiological, and medical phenomena . However, the existence of specificity in protection upon secondary pathogen exposure in invertebrates remains controversial . To separate this functional phenomenon from a particular mechanism, we refer to it as specific immune priming. We investigate the presence of specific immune priming… Expand
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