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<i>Drosophila</i> as a model for studying antiviral defences

Jean-Luc Imler and Ioannis Eleftherianos

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/9780199551354.003.0004
Drosophila as a model for studying antiviral defences

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This chapter reviews the progress made in the past few years on antiviral defence mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster, and discusses the relevance of these findings for our understanding of the complex interaction of viruses with their invertebrate or mammalian hosts. Topics covered include models of Drosophila virus infection, Drosophila immune response against viruses, antiviral defences in other insect or invertebrate species, and comparison with mammalian antiviral defences.

Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster; insect immunity; virus infection; immune response; antiviral defence

Chapter.  12097 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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