Drosophila host defense : differential induction of antimicrobial peptide genes after infection by various classes of microorganisms

Insects respond to microbial infection by the rapid and transient expression of several genes encoding potent antimicrobial peptides. Herein we demonstrate that this antimicrobial response of Drosophila is not aspecific but can discriminate between various classes of microorganisms. We first observe...

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Published in:Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 94, No. 26 (1997), p. 14614-9
Main Author: Lemaitre, B
Other Involved Persons: Reichhart, J M ; Hoffmann, J A
Format: Article
Item Description:Date Completed 02.02.1998
Date Revised 01.05.2019
published: Print
Citation Status MEDLINE
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