Klein, Jan Max-Planck Institut für Biologie, Abteilung Immungenetik, Tübingen, Germany.
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A scientific discipline that uses immunological methods to study the inheritance of traits. Traditionally, immunogenetics has been concerned with moieties that elicit immune response, that is, with antigens (antigenic determinants). It has now broadened its scope to study also the genetic control of the individual's ability to respond to an antigen.
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