Insect immunology and hematopoiesis.

Abstract

Insects combat infection by mounting powerful immune responses that are mediated by hemocytes, the fat body, the midgut, the salivary glands and other tissues. Foreign organisms that have entered the body of an insect are recognized by the immune system when pathogen-associated molecular patterns bind host-derived pattern recognition receptors. This, in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2015.12.006

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