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Introducing insect infection and immunity

Jens Rolff and Stuart E. Reynolds

in Insect Infection and Immunity

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199551354
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0001
Introducing insect infection and immunity

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the reasons for studying insect immunity. It then describes how insect immunity works and insect immunity and organism-level interactions. Finally, the chapter discusses a number of areas that deserve attention by researchers. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: insects; insect immunity; organisms; interactions

Chapter.  5665 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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