Immune mechanisms in invertebrate vectors: the proceedings of a symposium held at the Zoological Society of London on 14th and 15th November 1985

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Anne M. Lackie, Zoological Society of London
Published for the Zoological Society of London by Clarendon Press, 1986 - Science - 285 pages
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The Arthropods and Molluscs act as intermediate hosts and vectors of the major parasitic diseases of humans and domestic animals. Recent research has concentrated on understanding why these invertebrate hosts do not seem to mount an immune response to destroy these parasites, so that means might be found of reducing parasite transmission by interrupting the life cycle. This volume surveys the study of invertebrate immunity, which has progressed rapidly by adapting many of the cellular and molecular techniques used in other scientific disciplines. Parasitologists, immunologists, cell biologists, epidemiologists, and infectious disease specialists will welcome this addition to the literature.

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Contents

Investigation of humoral encapsulation in Chironomus
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Comparison of humoral and cellular encapsulation
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Insect cellular immunity and the recognition of foreignness
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