- Nancy Beckage, University of California, Department of Entomology, Riverside, USA
This work is the first book-length publication on the topic of insect immunology since 1991, complementing earlier works by offering a fresh perspective on current research. Interactions of host immune systems with both parasites and pathogens are presented in detail, as well as the genomics and proteomics, approaches which have been lacking in other publications. Beckage provides comprehensive coverage of topics important to medical researchers, including Drosophila as a model for studying cellular and humoral immune mechanisms, biochemical mediators of immunity, and insect blood cells and their functions.
Industry and government scientists in areas related to entomology, immunology, vector biology and disease transmission, pattern recognition processes, pathology, physiology, and biochemistry; medically-oriented immunologists, cell biologists and hematologists; upper level undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers.