Weiss, Yvonne; Forêt, Sylvain; Hayward, David C; Ainsworth, Tracy; King, Rob; Ball, Eldon; Miller, David J
BACKGROUND As a step towards understanding coral immunity we present the first whole transcriptome analysis of the acute responses of Acropora millepora to challenge with the bacterial cell wall derivative MDP and the viral mimic poly I:C, defined immunogens provoking distinct but well characterised responses in higher animals. RESULTS These experiments reveal similarities with the responses both of arthropods and mammals, as well as coral-specific effects. The most surprising finding was that...[Show more]
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