The Plasmodium parasite--a 'new' challenge for insect innate immunity.

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Though lacking adaptive immunity, insects possess a powerful innate immune system, a genome-encoded defence machinery used to confront infections. Studies in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster revealed a remarkable capacity of the innate immune system to differentiate between and subsequently respond to different bacteria and fungi. However… (More)

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@article{Meister2004ThePP, title={The Plasmodium parasite--a 'new' challenge for insect innate immunity.}, author={Stephan Meister and Anastasios C Koutsos and George K. Christophides}, journal={International journal for parasitology}, year={2004}, volume={34 13-14}, pages={1473-82} }