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Immunity in Insects

  • Federica Sandrelli
  • Gianluca Tettamanti

Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Searching for Genes and Proteins Involved in the Immune Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert M. Waterhouse, Brian P. Lazzaro, Timothy B. Sackton
      Pages 3-34
    3. Shulin He, Paul R. Johnston, Dino P. McMahon
      Pages 35-51
  3. Cellular Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Andrea Becchimanzi, Ilaria Di Lelio, Francesco Pennacchio, Silvia Caccia
      Pages 97-111
  4. Humoral Response: Melanization, Lysozyme, and Antimicrobial Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Kai Wu, Bing Yang, Jing Wang, Yufa Luo, Yuyang Ni, Wuren Huang
      Pages 115-126
    3. Maristella Mastore, Maurizio Francesco Brivio
      Pages 127-144
  5. Humoral Response: Antimicrobial Peptides as Alternatives to Conventional Antibiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Bruno Casciaro, Floriana Cappiello, Maria Rosa Loffredo, Maria Luisa Mangoni
      Pages 147-162
  6. Insect Immunity and Environmental Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Ottavia Romoli, Mathilde Gendrin
      Pages 179-189
    3. Lumi Viljakainen, Jaana Jurvansuu
      Pages 191-200
  7. Infection Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201

About this book


This volume details methods and protocols necessary to further the study of insect immunity. Chapters guide readers through up-to-date genomic and transcriptomic approaches, insect samples for proteomic analysis, hemocytes in Drosophila, cellular response in Lepidoptera, insect AMPs, manipulate the composition of mosquito microbiota, viral infections in insects, infections by entomopathogenic nematodes, immune response following oral infections, and protocols to to monitor the effect of septic infections with human pathogens using B. mori as a model. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Immunity in Insects aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.Incl 


humoral immune responses transcriptomic proteomic approaches insect immunity antimicrobial peptides

Editors and affiliations

  • Federica Sandrelli
    • 1
  • Gianluca Tettamanti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology and Life SciencesUniversity of InsubriaVareseItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Immunity in Insects
  • Editors Federica Sandrelli
    Gianluca Tettamanti
  • Series Title Springer Protocols Handbooks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Protocols Handbooks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0258-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-0716-0261-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-0716-0259-1
  • Series ISSN 1949-2448
  • Series E-ISSN 1949-2456
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Immunology
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“With its broad and lucid treatment of insect immunity, this volume paves the way for new recruits and encourages current researchers to expand and refine their approaches.” (James B. Nardi, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 95 (4), December, 2020)