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Manduca sextaJoe Segen2016-12-13T06:11:46+00:00
Manduca sexta larva
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
Other names Phlegethontius sexta, Protoparce sexta, Sphinx tabaci
Reference Immunol Rev. 2004 Apr;198:97-105