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Descended from more than one group of cells, especially of genetically different origins.

pol′y·clo′nal·ly adv.


a type of antibody
(Biology) biology med possessing or relating to multiple clones


(ˌpɒl iˈkloʊn l)

pertaining to cells or cell products derived from several lines of clones.


adj policlonal
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The added capacity will provide large quantities of sheep polyclonal antiserum for use in diabetes testing.
We have also used lipopolysaccharide antigen of Brucella, single Brucellosis antigen, commercial polyclonal antiserum against brucellosis of rabbits and cattle, antispecies immunoglobulins labeled with horseradish peroxidase, commercial microcentrifuge chromatographic columns made by Thermo Scientific (USA).
Here we report on the demonstration of putative human TMPOdelta and epsilon by immunoblotting of human cell lines using a newly prepared polyclonal antiserum against the common N-terminal region of TMPO.
An indirect immunoperoxidase test, using anti-BTV/EHDV polyclonal antiserum of porcine origin (VMRD Inc.
Finally, in vitro and in vivo cytotoxicity of the polyclonal antiserum was determined using primarily cultured pig adipocytes and piglets, respectively.
Western blotting analysis using polyclonal antiserum against fowl poxvirus (FWPV) showed differences from FWPV, but a similar antigenic profile between Hawaiian goose pox (HGP) isolate and 2 previous Hawaiian poxvirus isolates were observed.
Transthyretin was detected by use of a primary rabbit polyclonal antiserum (Dako) diluted 1:400 and goat anti-rabbit immunoglobulin as a secondary antibody.
A polyclonal antiserum was raised against OHSS and purified so that, by immunochemical staining, we could examine the appearance of OHSS in the developing embryos and its disappearance after hatching.
However, the primary reaction of a polyclonal antiserum will be with the whole antigen against which it was raised (Culliford 1964).
Previous studies have demonstrated that SARS-CoV N protein can cross-react with polyclonal antiserum induced by group 1 animal CoVs (8).
These features make the yeast display a suitable tool to accurately map the antibody epitope in mAbs, patient serum, and polyclonal antiserum from immunized small animals.