- Created by: kenneyn14
- Created on: 04-04-19 14:16
colonal selection theory
Lymphocytes respond to specific antigens on invading pathogens.
Antigens are molecules, often proteinslocated on the surface of a cell whichtriggers a specific immune response
Each lymphocyte can therefore only bind with one type of antigen
Antien binding leads to repeated cell division of lymphoctes to form a clonal population of identicle lymphocytes - this process is called clonal selection