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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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Population genetics of insect immune responses

Population genetics of insect immune responses

(p.206) CHAPTER 13 Population genetics of insect immune responses
Insect Infection and Immunity

Punita Juneja

Brian P. Lazzaro

Oxford University Press

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

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