Methods for the study of innate immunity in Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Troha2019MethodsFT,
  title={Methods for the study of innate immunity in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Katia Troha and N. Buchon},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={8}
}
  • Katia Troha, N. Buchon
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology
From flies to humans, many components of the innate immune system have been conserved during metazoan evolution. This foundational observation has allowed us to develop Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly, into a powerful model to study innate immunity in animals. Thanks to an ever‐growing arsenal of genetic tools, an easily manipulated genome, and its winning disposition, Drosophila is now employed to study not only basic molecular mechanisms of pathogen recognition and immune signaling… Expand
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