Mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)

The mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, has become an important model organism for the study of insect – parasite interactions and innate immune responses.

Anopheles gambiae has become an important model organism for the study of insect – parasite interactions and innate immune responses to a protozoan parasite. When investigating the molecular responses of vertebrate epithelial cells to parasite invasion, the mosquito is an excellent model organism. Studies of innate immunity in insects and vertebrates are merging as new information confirms the extent of evolutionary conservation in the signaling pathways mediating immune responses.

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