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Authored by: Kimball Nill

Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498758208
eBook ISBN: 9781315367811
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315367811-23

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Abstract

Any substance, bearing antigens on its surface, that causes activation of an animal’s immune system without causing actual disease. The animals’ immune system components (e.g., antibodies) are then prepared to quickly vanquish those particular pathogens when they later enter the body. See also DNA vaccines, “Nakedgene, Edible vaccines, Peyer’s patches, Antigen, Cellular immune response, Antibody, Humoral immunity, Carrier protein, Cell surface engineering, Lutein.

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