Advances in Insect Virology and Immunology

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editors

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Agro-Animal Genomics and Molecular Breeding, College of Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: insect antiviral immunity; insect virology and immunology

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Insect Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Group, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Institute of Biosciences & Applications, 153 41 Athens, Greece
Interests: insect antiviral immunity; insect virology and immunology; RNA interference
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Insects are the largest group of animals distributed throughout the earth, including economically important insects (e.g. silkworms, honeybees), agricultural and forestry pests (e.g. locusts, stink bugs, armyworms, weevils), human disease vectors (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks), and model organisms (e.g. Drosophila, Tribolium, silkworms). However, the immunological and virological studies of insects have not received the attention they deserve. In recent years, more and more researchers have begun to delve into the interaction between insect viruses and hosts using increasingly sophisticated approaches, and innovative achievements have emerged in the fields of insect virology and immunology research. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research papers or reviews concerning the advances in insect virology and immunology.

Areas of interest: The discovery of new insect viruses. Insect viral metagenomics. The function of insect virus genes. Insect virus and host interaction. Immune response to insect viral infection. The mechanism of insect response to viral infection. The function of insect immune genes. Identification of new immune genes in insects.

We invite you to share your recent findings through this Special Issue.

Dr. Min Feng
Dr. Luc Swevers
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • insect
  • virus
  • viral genes
  • immunity
  • immune response
  • immunity genes
  • insect–virus interaction
  • omics

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