Immune function keeps endosymbionts under control

Stuart E Reynolds, Jens Rolff

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Biology
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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Immune function keeps endosymbionts under control. / Reynolds, Stuart E; Rolff, Jens.

In: Journal of Biology, Vol. 7, No. 8, 10.2008, p. 28.

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