plantibody


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plan·ti·bod·y

 (plăn′tĭ-bŏd′ē)
n. pl. plan·ti·bod·ies
An engineered mammalian antibody produced in plant cells by the proliferation of a plant virus into which the antibody's genetic material has been introduced.

[Blend of plant and antibody.]
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These antibodies are part of animal immune systems while plantibody is an antibody produced by genetically modified crops and are produced in plants by transforming them with antibody genes from animals.
Cuba has developed the first monoclonal antibody from transgenic plants--dubbed a "plantibody"--used in making a human vaccine, reports AFP (June 26, 2006):
Indeed, transgenic plants can be scaled up in agricultural fields to produce tons of "plantibody," and plant-produced antibody is predicted to cost less than U.S.