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Antifungal defense in drosophila

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Innate immunity has come to the forefront in immunology, aided by the discovery of antifungal defense in drosophila. Here Jules Hoffmann recounts his team's pioneering work on insect immunity.

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I thank all the people mentioned here and the many students, technical and secretarial staff who accompanied us during this endeavor. Supported by the French Research Agency Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the National Institutes of Health, the Human Frontiers in Science Program and the European Union.

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  1. Jules Hoffmann is with the Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg 67084, France.

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