A survey of the history of lectins is of interest since it gives insight into the development of an area of research that has wide implications and is of increasing importance; it also serves as an appropriate introduction to some of the outstanding properties of these proteins. Like the histories of many other areas of research, this one too is rich in examples of chance and serendipity.
KeywordsWheat Germ Agglutinin Blood Type Horseshoe Crab Lima Bean Hemagglutinating Activity
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