OCR biology f212: clonal selection or expansion? Watch

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Just a quick question, what is the difference between clonal selection and clonal expansion?
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From what I understand, Clonal Expansion is just the division of cells by mitosis to increase numbers where as Clonal Selection is more specific to the immune system and is the selection of cells with a SPECIFIC RECEPTOR SITE that undergo clonal expansion.

For example, Clonal Selection occurs when B-Cell lymphocytes divide rapidly to produce many memory cells.
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