Immunobiology of the Shark (Paperback)

Immunobiology of the Shark By Sylvia L. Smith (Editor), Robert B. Sim (Editor), Martin F. Flajnik (Editor) Cover Image

Immunobiology of the Shark (Paperback)

By Sylvia L. Smith (Editor), Robert B. Sim (Editor), Martin F. Flajnik (Editor)


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Immunity studies in sharks over the past three decades have produced some remarkable discoveries. If one message rings true, it is that alternative animal model systems, such as sharks and their relatives, have contributed very substantially to a better understanding of the development evolution of our own immune system.

Immunobiology of the Shark describes the cellular, genetic, and molecular specifics of immune systems in sharks. Diverse approaches were employed to study the immunobiology of the shark from basic microscopic observations to detailed genome annotation. The book also raises a series of fascinating questions, which can be addressed experimentally using today's technology.

This book will be a valuable resource for mainstream immunologists, comparative immunologists, geneticists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and investigators engaged in shark research. The book also aims to illustrate the magnificence of these animals as model systems and underscores the importance of their study to further understand their complex, and often enigmatic, biology.

Sylvia L. Smith, PhD, SM (ASCP, AAM), professor emeritus, Florida International University, Miami, USARobert B. Sim, DPhil, senior research fellow, University of Oxford, and honorary professor, University of Leicester, UKMartin F. Flajnik, PhD, professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Product Details ISBN: 9780367378042
ISBN-10: 0367378043
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2019
Pages: 326
Language: English