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stem cell

Histology an undifferentiated cell that gives rise to specialized cells, such as blood cells

Stem Cell

 

a cell in the continuously renewing tissues of animals that is capable of developing in different directions, within the limits of tissue differentiation.

stem cell

[′stem ‚sel]
(embryology)
A formative cell.
(histology)
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A sharp correlation was observed between division in microspore mother cells (M.
As each mother cell splits down the middle, each offspring inherits one end-structure, or pole, and develops a new one.
If you think of mother cells as stem cells, then the discovery that the offspring of aging mother-yeast cells have an increased rate of genomic instability fits with the idea that age-associated effects on stem cells could relate to the age-associated increase in cancer," said McMurray, a graduate student in the joint Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Molecular and Cellular Biology Program.
From our examination of Costus, it too is invasive since the tapetal cell walls break down completely at the pollen mother cell stage, releasing the contents into the anther locule and there is no evidence of a perispore membrane [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 18-25 OMITTED].
The differential activation of signalling leads to two different kinds of cells which arise from the same mother cell, a reason why the researchers used the fruit flies sensory organ precursor cell division as a model to understand how Notch signalling is activated during asymmetric cell division.
Stem cells are the body's mother cells and can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the ability to transform into any type of cell.
This group is responsible for defining the minimum level required for the identification of strains at the initial stage of characterisation, at the stage of the bank of mother cells and the bank of active cells, at the stage of quality control during the production of living biotherapeutic micro-organisms (LBM) and living biotherapeutic products (respectively the equivalent of API and the drug), and the follow-up of the strain during pre-clinical and clinical studies.
In the words of Lacks's youngest daughter, Deborah: "If our mother cells done so much for medicine, how come her family can't afford to see no doctors?
In the words of Henrietta's daughter Deborah, "If our mother cells done so much for medicine, how come her family can't afford to see no doctors?