B cells 1e+11: T cells 1e+16 receptors
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||"Current estimates of
the potential repertoire, i.e., the number of possible
receptors that can be constructed given the genetic
mechanisms involved, are of the order of 10^11 for B cells
(1st primary source) and 10^16 for T cells (2nd primary source)."