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Parasitol Today. 1997 Jun;13(6):218-27.

Drosophila cellular immunity against parasitoids.

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  • 1Laboratory Populations, Génétique et Evolution, CNRS, 91198 Gif sur Yvette, France.


Insect host-parasite interrelations involve co-adaptations of considerable complexity. Against endoparasites, immune competent insect hosts initiate a hemocyte-mediated response that quickly destroys the intruders and envelops them in multilayered, melanotic capsules. In this review, Yves Carton and Anthony Nappi focus on recent studies of the cytological, biochemical and genetic mechanisms involved in the cellular immune response of Drosophila against wasp parasitoids.


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