The administration of an @A00394@ to an animal in order to stimulate the production of @A00384@ by that organism. Also, the administration of antigens, antibodies or lymphocytes to an animal to generate the corresponding active, passive or adaptive immunity.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 157 [Terms] [Paper]