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Immune function keeps endosymbionts under control

Reynolds, S. and Rolff, J. (2008) Immune function keeps endosymbionts under control. Journal of Biology, 7 (8). p. 28. ISSN 1475-4924

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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.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 BioMed Central Ltd
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Biological Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sheffield Import
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2009 12:42
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2009 12:42
Published Version: http://jbiol.com/content/7/8/28
Status: Published
Publisher: BioMed Central
Identification Number: 10.1186/jbiol88
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9734

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