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Population genetics of insect immune responses

Punita Juneja and Brian P. Lazzaro

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/9780199551354.003.0013
Population genetics of insect immune responses

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This chapter examines the evolutionary genetics of immune defence, interpreting molecular evolutionary patterns in light of protein function to draw insight into how the immune response adapts to pathogen pressures. Topics discussed include evolutionary patterns in the antimicrobial immune response and the evolutionary patterns in the antiviral immune response.

Keywords: insect immunity; antimicrobial immune response; antiviral immune response; evolutionary patterns

Chapter.  10945 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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