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Advances in Comparative Immunology

Editors: Cooper, Edwin L. (Ed.)

  • Unique book on comparative immunology
  • Contributions by experts in the field
  • Discusses the immune system of various major animal phyla
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About this book

Immunologists, perhaps understandably, most often concentrate on the human immune system, an anthropocentric focus that has resulted in a dearth of information about the immune function of all other species within the animal kingdom. However, knowledge of animal immune function could help not only to better understand human immunology, but perhaps more importantly, it could help to treat and avoid the blights that affect animals, which consequently affect humans. Take for example the mass death of honeybees in recent years – their demise, resulting in much less pollination, poses a serious threat to numerous crops, and thus the food supply. There is a similar disappearance of frogs internationally, signaling ecological problems, among them fungal infections.   

This book aims to fill this void by describing and discussing what is known about non-human immunology. It covers various major animal phyla, its chapters organized in a progression from the simplest unicellular organisms to the most complex vertebrates, mammals. Chapters are written by experts, covering the latest findings and new research being conducted about each phylum. 

Edwin L. Cooper is a Distinguished Professor in the Laboratory of Comparative Immunology, Department of Neurobiology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

About the authors

Edwin L. Cooper is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. 

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Evolution of Immunity

    Buchmann, Kurt

    Pages 3-22

  • Allorecognition and Innate Immunity in the Dictyostelid Social Amoebae

    Kuspa, Adam

    Pages 23-50

  • Cnidaria: Anthozoans in the Hot Seat

    Palmer, Caroline V. (et al.)

    Pages 51-93

  • Platyhelminthes: Molecular Dissection of the Planarian Innate Immune System

    Maciel, Eli Isael (et al.)

    Pages 95-115

  • Nematoda: The Caenorhabditis elegans Model for Innate Immunity – Interactions Between Worms and Pathogens, and Their Responses to Immunogenic Damage

    Williams, Ashley B. (et al.)

    Pages 117-134

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76768-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76767-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Comparative Immunology
Editors
  • Edwin L. Cooper
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76768-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76768-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76767-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 1048
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
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