Monoclonal vs. Polyclonal Antibodies: Definition & Production


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An antibody binds to a(n) _____.

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1. The combination of a normal antibody producing B-cell with a cancerous B-cell is called _____.

2. The production of which clonal antibody involves a selection process with cells grown in a special environment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this printable worksheet and quiz to reinforce your knowledge about these two types of antibodies. Some topics the quiz questions will ask you about include characteristics of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, production of antibodies and the component that an antibody binds to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions in this quiz will inquire about:

  • What an antibody binds to
  • Obtaining more polyclonal antibodies
  • Characteristics of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies
  • The combination of a normal antibody with a cancerous B-cell
  • Production of clonal antibodies

Skills Practiced

You will have the opportunity to exercise the following skills with these tools:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to answer quiz questions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the production of antibodies and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Consult the accompanying lesson entitled Monoclonal vs. Polyclonal Antibodies: Definition & Production for additional information on this biological subject. Some of the objectives covered in this lesson are:

  • Define antibody and B-cell
  • Differentiate between monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies
  • Explain processes involving these antibodies through real-life situations and cultural references
  • Understand the production process of both types of antibodies