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Immunology and Infection

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Systemic Bacterial Infection and Immune Defense Phenotypes in Drosophila Melanogaster
 

Systemic Bacterial Infection and Immune Defense Phenotypes in Drosophila Melanogaster

Article doi: 10.3791/52613
May 13th, 2015

Summary May 13th, 2015

Drosophila melanogaster is an outstanding model organism for studying innate immune systems and the physiological consequences of infection and disease. This protocol describes how to deliver robust and quantitatively repeatable bacterial infections to D. melanogaster, and how to subsequently measure infection severity and quantify the host immune response.

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