A modification of jerne's theory of antibody production using the concept of clonal selection

@article{Burnet1976AMO,
  title={A modification of jerne's theory of antibody production using the concept of clonal selection},
  author={Frank Macfarlane Sir Burnet},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  year={1976},
  volume={26}
}
  • F. Burnet
  • Published 1 March 1976
  • Medicine, Biology
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
There are three current theoretical inter pretations of antibody production which, following Talmage (1957), may be referredto as the directtemplate theoryinwhich theantigenservesasa template against which the specific pat tern of the antibody is synthesized, the indirect template theory which postu lates a secondary template incorporated intothegenetic-synthetic processesof the antibody producing cells (Burnet, 1956), and the natural selection theory in which the antigen acts essentially by… Expand
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