Insect Immunity by Petros LigoxygakisInsect Immunity by Petros Ligoxygakis

Insect Immunity

byPetros Ligoxygakis

Hardcover | May 25, 2017

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Insect Immunity, Volume 52provides readers with the latest interdisciplinary reviews on the topic. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect chemists, providing invaluable chapters on Insect Antimicrobial Defenses: A Brief History, Recent Findings, Biases, and a Way Forward in Evolutionary Studies, Phagocytosis in Insect Immunity, The Melanization Response in Insect Immunity, Microbiota, Gut Physiology, and Insect Immunity, Intestinal Stem Cells: A Decade of Intensive Research in Drosophila and the Road Ahead, and Insect Symbiosis and Immunity: The Bean Bug-Burkholderia Interaction as a Case Study, along with other related topics.



  • Presents a comprehensive overview of recent insect immunity science
  • Written by leaders in their respective areas of research
  • Ideal resource for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect chemists
Petros Ligoxygakis is a Professor at the University of Oxford
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Title:Insect ImmunityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:262 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 25, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128117753

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1. Insect Antimicrobial Defences: A Brief History, Recent Findings, Biases, and a Way Forward in Evolutionary StudiesNaomi L. P. Keehnen, Jens Rolff, Ulrich Theopold and Christopher W. Wheat2. Phagocytosis in Insect ImmunityAshley E. Nazario-Toole and Louisa P. Wu3. The Melanization Response in Insect ImmunityJohnny Nakhleh, Layla El Moussawi and Mike A. Osta4. Microbiota, Gut Physiology, and Insect ImmunityJi-Hoon Lee, Kyung-Ah Lee and Won-Jae Lee5. Intestinal Stem Cells: A Decade of Intensive Research in Drosophila and the Road AheadYiorgos Apidianakis, Vasilia Tamamouna, Savvas Teloni and Chrysoula Pitsouli6. Insect Symbiosis and Immunity: The Bean Bug-Burkholderia Interaction as a Case StudyJiyeun K. Kim and Bok L. Lee7. Exploiting Innate Immunity for Biological Pest ControlFei Liu, Wuren Huang, Kai Wu, Zhongying Qiu, Yuan Huang and Erjun Ling8. Immunology of insect vectors: Midgut Interactions of Sandflies and Tsetse with Kinetoplastid Parasites as a paradigm for establishing infection.Megan Sloan and Petros Ligoxygakis