Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 43 - 43.2 - Concept Check - Page 961: 2


Memory cells are advantageous because they allow the immune system to more quickly to 1) recognize the reinfection and 2) begin fighting it.

Work Step by Step

When a novel pathogen is introduced, the immune system must undergo a series of steps to identify the infection and to combat it. This process takes significantly longer than the response to a pathogen that has been seen before.
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