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Brood cell



(1) The cell giving rise to daughter cells by cell division.

(2) Progenitor cell: the precursor or source of other cells.


In cell division, a brood or mother cell is the cell that divides to give rise to two daughter cells. In mitosis, the two daughter cells contain the same genetic content as the brood cell. In meiosis, the daughter cells have different genetic content and half the number of chromosomes of the brood cell.

Synonym: parent cell, mother cell, metrocyte.
See also: cell division.

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... female mice. As an adult Kaguya grew up healthy and even had her own brood when she mated (the conventional way) with a male mouse. Kaguya’s mouse ... in this case). It may be possible to produce artificial gametes by stem cell technology, but it looks like the research is in the infancy. Here's ...

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