Evolutive Aspects and Future Perspectives

  • Davide Malagoli
  • Enzo Ottaviani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mark E. Viney, Eleanor M. Riley
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jeb P. Owen, Dana M. Hawley
    Pages 73-92
  4. D. Malagoli, E. Ottaviani
    Pages 93-104
  5. Daniela Quaglino, Alice Accorsi, Federica Boraldi, Enzo Ottaviani
    Pages 105-124
  6. Miriam Capri, Stefano Salvioli, Daniela Monti, Laura Bucci, Paolo Garagnani, Enzo Ottaviani et al.
    Pages 125-144
  7. Ana Maria C. Faria, Claudio Franceschi
    Pages 145-161
  8. Lloyd A. Demetrius, Davide Malagoli
    Pages 163-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-179

About this book


This book represents a cutting-edge contribution giving an all-around perspective of eco-immunology today. Beside questions of the utmost importance for the whole community of immunologists, e.g, the intrinsic limits of immunological experiments performed at the bench on a limited number of selected models, the book covers several other facets of the eco-immunological approach, including host-parasite interactions, human aging and population immunology. Throughout the book the importance of population dynamics and evolutionary diversification of immune systems is frequently recalled, and makes the reader aware of the basic similarities and differences existing between humans and the models adopted for studying human immune system. The evidenced differences have been recently challenging the reliability of several established animal models and in the book it is discussed for the first time in analytical terms whether mice are reliable models of human inflammatory disorders.


Comparative Biology Eco-immunology Evolution Immunology Laboratory Models

Editors and affiliations

  • Davide Malagoli
    • 1
  • Enzo Ottaviani
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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