Manduca sexta

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Manduca sexta larva image from New Medical Terms

Manduca sexta larva

Manduca sexta 


A moth that is a popular model in basic research. Manduca species and other lepidopterans use innate immune mechanisms which are highly conserved throughout the animal kingdom to defend against invading pathogens and parasites. 

Manduca sexta adult image from New Medical Terms

Manduca sexta adult

Other names Phlegethontius sextaProtoparce sexta, Sphinx tabaci

Reference Immunol Rev. 2004 Apr;198:97-105  

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