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Immune function keeps endosymbionts under control


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Reynolds, S. E. and Rolff, J., 2008. Immune function keeps endosymbionts under control. Journal of Biology, 7 (8), p. 28.

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Abstract

How does an animal host prevent intracellular symbionts getting out of hand? A new paper in BMC Biology provides evidence that the mutualism between a beetle and its bacterial endosymbiont could be mediated through the expression of host immune genes.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsReynolds, S. E.and Rolff, J.
DOI10.1186/jbiol88
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Biology & Biochemistry
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code18215

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