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The Generation of Diversity

Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674001824

Publication Date: 04/25/2000


528 pages

5-7/8 x 8-15/16 inches

6 halftones, 17 line illustrations, 1 table


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Prelude: A Conceptual Orientation
  • 1. The Burnet Legacy
  • 2. CST and Molecular Immunology—A Dogmatic Alliance
  • Interlude: The Conventional History
  • 3. Germline, Somatic Mutation, and Recombinatorial Models: 1960–1974
  • 4. Immunobiological Theories of Antibody Diversity
  • 5. From Protein to DNA
  • 6. The Recombinant Revolution
  • Interlude: A Historiographic Reappraisal
  • 7. Heavy Chain Diversity and the Molecular Finale
  • 8. An Accounting
  • 9. The Fate of the Immune Self
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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