Description

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.

Key Features

* Encompasses the most important topics of insect immunology including mechanisms, genes, proteins, evolution and phylogeny * 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 * Most up-to-date information published with contributions from international leaders in the field

Readership

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.

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123739766
Electronic ISBN:
9780080556338

About the author

Nancy Beckage

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Department of Entomology, Riverside, USA