The RA also warns you to check the species the antibody was generated in. The RA pulls out product sheets for the two antibody vials you've been...
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The RA also warns you to check the species the antibody was generated

in. The RA pulls out product sheets for the two antibody vials you've been looking at, and has you read the details about them. You notice that they are both rabbit monoclonals. 
You know this means the antibodies came from rabbits and that all the antibodies in a vial are identical (monoclonal).
The RA tells you that most of the time you'll be working with human or mouse samples, and those antibodies (in the two vials you've been looking at) work well for both human and mouse WGL (the antibodies will bind WGL from humans or mice). But the lab uses rabbits as experimental organisms sometimes too, and if you tried to use those antibodies on rabbit protein extract (for a Western) or rabbit cell staining, they would not work. Instead, the RA tells you, there are mouse monoclonals the lab uses that work with rabbit samples.
The RA shows you where on the product sheets to find this information (source species, and target species).


Question: Explain why you wouldn't expect an antibody from a rabbit to work against (bind to) a rabbit protein.

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