Series Entomologica

Insect Immunity

Editors: Pathak, J.P.N. (Ed.)

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Immunity in insects is different from immunity in vertebrates. Insects lack immunoglobulins even though they are capable of reacting against foreign components with effective defense mechanism. There has been a marked advancement in most of the fields of science in the past two decades. Insect immunity is also one of them. It is a developing subject which is now established as a new branch in insect study. This treatise is an attempt to compile meaningful articles of leading workers in this field, nevertheless we do not claim that leadership in insect immunity is by any means restricted to them. The idea is to provide a vibrant description of various aspects of "Insect Immunity". With the rapid development of the subject, it is difficult for any one author to discuss all the aspects of an area in a limited number of pages, even then they have done their utmost to include the entire development of the subject in their articles. The treatise deals with insect haemocytes, their population, isolation and role in defense mechanism, humoral encapsulation, inducible humoral antibacterial immunity, cellular immune reactions, role of endocrines, role of prophenol oxidase system in cellular communication, haemagglutinins and impact of parasite on insect immune system. Some topics could not be covered because experts in those area though willing could not complete their commitment within time limits.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Structure, Classification and Functions of Insect Haemocytes

    Drif, Latifa (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Haemocytes and Their Population

    Bahadur, J.

    Pages 15-32

  • Isolation of Pure Populations of Insect Haemocytes

    Ratcliffe, N. A.

    Pages 33-45

  • Cell-mediated Defence Reactions in Insects

    Pathak, J. P. N.

    Pages 47-58

  • Humoral Encapsulation

    Vey, Alain

    Pages 59-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insect Immunity
Editors
  • J.P.N. Pathak
Series Title
Series Entomologica
Series Volume
48
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
No sales rights in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Buthan
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1618-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1618-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2086-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4705-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
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