germ cell

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germ cell

a sexual reproductive cell; gamete

germ cell

[′jərm ‚sel]
(biology)
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Long-term proliferation of mouse primordial germ cells in culture.
We knew that with germ plasm pluripotency is not necessary, because the embryos contain primordial germ cells anyway.
Debate continues over whether primordial germ cells are the equivalent of blastocyst-derived stem cells.
Previous study has demonstrated that the isoflavonoids may have a significant effect on the promotion of primordial germ cell proliferation (Tang et al.
Identification of pig primordial germ cells by immunocytochemistry and lectin binding.
Chimeric pigs following blastocyst injection of transgenic porcine primordial germ cells.