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An Introduction to Parasitic Wasps of Drosophila and the Antiparasite Immune Response

DOI :

10.3791/3347-v

May 7th, 2012

May 7th, 2012

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1Biology Department, The City College of New York, CUNY, 2The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Parasitoid (parasitic) wasps constitute a major class of natural enemies of many insects including Drosophila melanogaster. We will introduce the techniques to propagate these parasites in Drosophila spp. and demonstrate how to analyze their effects on immune tissues of Drosophila larvae.

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