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Events resulting in the formation of a multilayered cellular sheath surrounding an invader and thus preventing its development. This defense mechanism is often seen in insects in response to nematodes or parasitoids, which are too large to be phagocytosed by individual hemocytes. In some organisms the capsule is blackened due to melanization. Any process of the immune system that occurs as part of an immune response. Innate immune responses are defense responses mediated by germline encoded components that directly recognize components of potential pathogens. Formation of a multilayered, melanized sheath of cells around a foreign invader. The blackening of the wounded area of the cuticle or the surface of invading pathogens, parasites or parasitoids, resulting from a proteolytic cascade leading to the de novo synthesis and deposition of melanin. The chemical reactions and pathways involving melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom.

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Name: melanotic encapsulation of foreign target
Acc: GO:0035011
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: Formation of a multilayered, melanized sheath of cells around a foreign invader.
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GO:0035011 - melanotic encapsulation of foreign target (interactive image map)

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