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Title Avian Immunology / edited by Karel Schat, Bernd Kaspers, Pete Kaiser.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2014.
Edition Second edition.

Subject Birds -- Immunology.
Birds -- immunology.
Bird Diseases -- immunology.
Immune System.
Alt Name Schat, K. A. (Karel Antoni), 1944-
Kaspers, Bernd,
Kaiser, P. (Pete),
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 439 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition Second edition.
Note Previous edition: 2008.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The importance of the avian immune system and its unique features / Fred Davison -- 2. Structure of the avian lymphoid system / Imre Olah, Nandor Nagy and Lonneke Vervelde -- 3. Development of the avian immune system / Julien S. Fellah [and three others] -- 4. B cells, the Bursa of Fabricius and the generation of antibody repertoires / Michael J.H. Ratcliffe and Sonja Hartle -- 5. Avian T cells : antigen recognition and lineages / Adrian L. Smith and Thomas W. Gobel -- 6. Structure and evolution of avian immunoglobulins / Sonja Hartle [and four others] -- 7. Innate immune responses / Helle R. Juul-Madsen [and four others] -- 8. The avian MHC / Jim Kaufman -- 9. Avian antigen-presenting cells / Bernd Kaspers and Pete Kaiser -- 10. Avian cytokines and chemokines / Pete Kaiser and Peter Staheli -- 11. Immunogenetics and the mapping of immunological functions / Susan J. Lamont, Jack C.M. Dekkers and Huaijun Zhou -- 12. The mucosal immune system / Bernd Kaspers, Karel A. Schat and Pete Kaiser -- 13. The avian enteric immune system in health and disease / Adrian L. Smith, Claire Powers and Richard K. Beal -- 14. The avian respiratory immune system / Sonja Hartle and Bernd Kaspers -- 15. The avian reproductive immune system / Paul Wigley, Paul Barrow and Karel A. Schat -- 16. Avian immunosuppressive diseases and immunoevasion / Karel A. Schat and Michael A. Skinner -- 17. Factors modulating the avian immune system / Elizabeth A. Koutsos and Kirk C. Klasing -- 18. Autoimmune diseases of poultry / Gisela F. Erf -- 19. Tumors of the avian immune system / Venugopal Nair -- 20. Practical aspects of poultry vaccination / Virgil E.J.C. Schijns [and three others] -- 21. Comparative immunology of agricultural birds / Ursula Schultz and Katharine E Magor -- 22. Ecoimmunology / James S. Adelman, Daniel R. Ardia and Karel A. Schat.
Summary Provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge of avian immunology. From the ontogeny of the avian immune system to practical application in vaccinology, this book encompasses all aspects of innate and adaptive immunity in chickens.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780123972729 (electronic bk.)
0123972728 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780123969651
OCLC # 853460658
Additional Format Print version: Avian immunology. 2nd edition. Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2013 9780123969651 (OCoLC)843807575