New Paper: Our paper on experimental evolution of insect immune memory is now accepted in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Most people know how vaccination works: our adaptive immune system (i.e. immune memory) generates specific antibodies, protecting against re-infection by the same pathogen. Invertebrates cannot produce antibodies, but many insects exhibit a form of immune memory in addition to innate immunity.¬†How does this memory evolve? We infected flour beetles with a pathogen (Bacillus thuringiensis) that … Continue reading New Paper: Our paper on experimental evolution of insect immune memory is now accepted in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B