Transcription in mosquito hemocytes in response to pathogen exposure
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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:51 doi:10.1186/jbiol151Published: 5 June 2009
Mosquito hemocytes are blood cells that are fundamental for combating systemic infection. A study published in BMC Genomics shows that hemocyte gene transcription in response to immune challenge is pathogen-specific and reaffirms the primary role of these cells in immunity.