Allorecognition in Colonial Tunicates: Parallels with and Tangents from Vertebrate Immunity

I. Weissman, Y. Saito, B. Rinkevich

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With every amazing new advance in immunology it is curious that soon thereafter it is followed by the profound announcement --- usually by a distinguished immunologist --- that we have just witnessed the ``end'' of our gathering of essential knowledge in the field. This is not a peculiarity of immunologists --- the end of molecular biology was announced over a decade ago. In the eyes of the announcer, it may be that the principles just discovered outline a path sufficient for his/her sighting of the entire future of the field. Such talented visions, however, are not easily transferred, and so the rest of us continue to look into phenomena poorly understood, or novel systems that promise new phenomena, in order to try to see more clearly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Immunology
EditorsFritz Melchers, E. D. Albert, H. von Boehmer, M. P. Dierich, L. Du Pasquier, K. Eichmann, D. Gemsa, O. Götze, J. R. Kalden, S. H. E. Kaufmann, H. Kirchner, K. Resch, G. Riethmüller, A. Schimpl, C. Sorg, M. Steinmetz, H. Wagner, H. G. Zachau
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-83755-5
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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