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Fly immunity: great expectations

Ruslan Medzhitov* and Charles Janeway Jr

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Section of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

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Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews106-reviews106.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reviews106

Published: 9 June 2000

Abstract

Preliminary analysis of the Drosophila genome sequence reveals important similarities and differences between the functioning of mammalian and invertebrate immune systems.