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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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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.
However, the primary reaction of a polyclonal antiserum will be with the whole antigen against which it was raised (Culliford 1964).
The experimental samples were tested against a series of polyclonal antiserum, including those for bovine, chicken, deer, dog, elk, guinea-pig, human, pronghorn, rabbit, rat, turkey, beans, corn, mesquite, pinyon, squash and yucca.
Immunohistochemical investigation, using polyclonal antiserum obtained from a rabbit experimentally infected with B.