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  1. This Research Topic on innate immunity was motivated by the need to expand our knowledge of innate immunity and general immune responses in early diverging metazoans, such as cnidarians, placozoans, sponges, and ctenophores (Figure 1). Previous immunological studies in vertebrates and invertebrates, such as Drosophila, C. elegan and shellfish (1–5), launched the field of comparative invertebrate immunology. However, as this field flourished there remained an unbalanced focus on bilaterian models, limiting a broader understanding of the evolution and diversity of metazoan innate immune processes. Throughout the Metazoa there are undoubtedly shared core mechanisms of immunity, as well as uniquely evolved lineage specific mechanisms that remain undiscovered and thus hidden from our view. With this Research Topic, we provided a virtual space to assemble interesting studies that begin to address this critical knowledge gap and present them to readers of Frontiers of Immunology.
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