RNAi is an antiviral immune response against a dsRNA virus in Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Zambon2006RNAiIA,
  title={RNAi is an antiviral immune response against a dsRNA virus in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Robert A. Zambon and Vikram N. Vakharia and Louisa P. Wu},
  journal={Cellular Microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={8}
}
Drosophila melanogaster has a robust and efficient innate immune system, which reacts to infections ranging from bacteria to fungi and, as discovered recently, viruses as well. The known Drosophila immune responses rely on humoral and cellular activities, similar to those found in the innate immune system of other animals. Recently, RNAi or ‘RNA silencing’ has arisen as a possible means by which Drosophila can react to a specific pathogens, transposons and retroviral elements, in a fashion… Expand
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