bipotentiality


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bipotentiality

[¦bī·pə‚ten·chē′al·əd·ē]
(biology)
Capacity to function either as male or female.
Hermaphroditism.
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In the present study, we compared CFEs and bipotentiality to form osteoblasts and adipocytes by CB-MSC and BM-MSCs at PD50, a time when both cell populations showed similar gene expression profiles for MSC markers, CD73, CD90, and CD105, Nanog, the osteogenic marker Runx2, and cell cycle proteins, [p21.sup.waf1/CIP1], p53 (CD34, Oct4, and [p16.sup.INK4A] positivity was not detected).
It also provides the first evidence that female germ cells in yellow catfish possess a certain level of bipotentiality after sex differentiation.