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Insect Infection and ImmunityEvolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms$
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Jens Rolff and Stuart Reynolds

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199551354

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.001.0001

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The impact of physiological state on immune function in insects

The impact of physiological state on immune function in insects

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(p.173) CHAPTER 11 The impact of physiological state on immune function in insects
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Insect Infection and Immunity
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Shelley A. Adamo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.003.0011

This chapter discusses how and why short-term changes in physiological state (i.e., the acute stress response) alter immune responsiveness in insects. It also explores the ramifications of these effects for ecological immunologists.

Keywords:   insect immunity, immune response, acute stress response, ecological immunologists

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