Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 51 - The Immune System - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3

Answer

The key is to see which receptor for the immune system the cold-causing virus binds to. Those who don't catch the cold should be genetically, and, thus, immunologically distinct from those who do.

Work Step by Step

This is asking you to review and apply information about how the immune system first specifically recognizes a viral antigen to which it will mount a serious response; it also asks you to understand the genetic nature of this process.
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