Invertebrate Immunity

Invertebrate Immunity

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Karl Maramorosch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153263

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Invertebrate Immunity: Mechanisms of Invertebrate Vector-Parasite Relations consists of chapters presented at a workshop on invertebrate defense mechanisms, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and held in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 17 and 18, 1974. Organized into four parts, having a total of 24 chapters, this book first discusses the barrier imposed by the gut of invertebrates to invading parasites. It then centers on the role of invertebrate hemocytes and other phagocytic cells in immunity, as well as the humoral defense mechanisms of these organisms. Other topics discussed include parasite encapsulation in insects, role of melanin in host-parasite interaction, and use of host hormones by insect parasites to make the host environment favorable for their growth and development. This book will be essential for those interested in comparative immunology and in invertebrate immune responses. It will be of special interest to entomologists, protozoologists, physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, pathologists, research workers, science teachers, and graduate students.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Photographs of Participants

    I. Invertebrate Gut as a Barrier to Invading Parasites

    Epithelial Structure and Function

    Interactions of Vector with Vertebrate Pathogenic Viruses

    Infection of Arthropod Vectors by Plant Pathogens

    Factors Affecting Virus Infection of Insect Gut Tissue

    The Peritrophic Membrane: Its Role as a Barrier to Infection of the Arthropod Host

    Early Events in the Infection of the Arthropod Gut by Pathogenic Insect Viruses

    The Invertebrate Gut as Barrier to Invading Parasites

    II. Analysis of Invertebrate Immunity

    Analysis of Invertebrate Immunity

    Forms and Functions of Insect Hemocytes

    Evidence for Genetical Control of Invertebrate Immunity and its Field Significance

    Phagocytosis in Invertebrates

    Phagocytosis by Invertebrate Cells in Vitro: Biochemical Events and Other Characteristics Compared with Vertebrate Phagocytic Systems

    Cellular Defense Mechanisms and Tissue Alterations in Gastropod Molluscs

    Cellular Components

    III. Hemolymph Components in Invertebrate Immunity

    Humoral Factors and Molluscan Immunity

    Hemolymph in Insects and Arachnids — Some Biochemical Features

    Hemolymph Changes with Infection or Induced Immunity in Insects and Ticks

    The Haemocoel as Barrier to Parasite Infection in Insects

    Hemolymph Components in Invertebrate Immunity

    IV. Vector Destruction

    Parasite Encapsulation in Insects

    Melanin in Host-Parasite Interaction

    Vector Destruction of Parasites

    Host Hormones and Insect Parasites

    Comparison of Immune Mechanisms in Vertebrates and Invertebrates

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153263

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Karl Maramorosch

Professor Karl Maramorosch works at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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