somatic cell


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somatic cell

[sō′mad·ik ′sel]
(biology)
Any cell of the body of an organism except the germ cells.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most somatic cells lack sufficient telomerase, and so every time somatic cells proliferate, they progressively shorten their telomeres.
CONCERN Testing shows an unprecedented increase in somatic cell counts (SCC) in the past six weeks
"Somatic cells are white blood cells secreted by the cow and are one of the key indicators of whether raw milk is suitable for refinement.
The centrosomal cycle is closely integrated with the chromosomal cycle in embryonic and somatic cells. In essence, it controls the cell cycle and cell division in most cells.
Transgenic Bovine Nuclear Transfer Embryos from Adult Somatic Cell Lines.
Unlike attempting to generate patient-specific pluripotent stem cells via somatic cell nuclear transfer (cloning), iPS cell research is relatively easy.
Canada, under the jurisdiction of the Assisted Human Reproduction Agency (within the Canadian Institutes for Health Research), allows use of the excess embryos from in vitro fertilization to be used for embryonic stem cell derivation, but does not yet allow somatic cell nuclear transfer.
The study, carried out by the Research Institute for Animal Production in Slovakia, shows that an organic selenium supplement increases immunity and reduces milk somatic cell counts that lead to farmgate penalties.
But it would also criminalize a biomedical research procedure called somatic cell nuclear transfer that some geneticists and doctors believe holds promise as a way to produce stem cells for tissue repair and therapy.
Then they took a somatic cell (any cell in the body that is not a reproductive cell--sperm or egg) from a woman and inserted it into the enucleated (nucleus-free) egg (see diagram, p.
The AMA came out in favor of using somatic cell nuclear transfer to develop stem cells for research purposes.
Among other things, dairies must keep their somatic cell counts below 400,000, which is much stricter than the U.S.