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Their structure and function


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. M. W. Steward
    Pages 7-11
  3. M. W. Steward
    Pages 21-36
  4. M. W. Steward
    Pages 37-66
  5. M. W. Steward
    Pages 85-95
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


The student of biological science in his final years as an undergraduate and his first years as a graduate is expected to gain some familiarity with current research at the frontiers of his discipline. New research work is published in a perplexing diversity of publications and is inevitably con­ cerned with the minutiae of the subject. The sheer number of research journals and papers also causes confusion and difficulties of assimilation. Review articles usually presuppose a background knowledge of the field and are inevitably rather restricted in scope. There is thus a need for short but authoritative introductions to those areas of modern biological research which are either not dealt with in standard introductory textbooks or are not dealt with in sufficient detail to enable the student to go on from them to read scholarly reviews with profit. This series of books is designed to satisfy this need. The authors have been asked to produce a brief outline of their subject assuming that their readers will have read and remembered much of a standard introductory textbook of biology. This outline then sets out to provide by building on this basis, the conceptual framework within which modern research work is progressing and aims to give the reader an indication of the problems, both conceptual and practical, which must be overcome if progress is to be maintained.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Antibodies
  • Book Subtitle Their structure and function
  • Authors M.W. Steward
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-412-25640-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5572-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 96
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


Professor Steward's book...provides up-to-date coverage of all the most important considerations of the structure, synthesis and function in the sort of detail that few larger textbooks can match. The Times Higher Education Supplement