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1. The act of dividing.

2. (Science: zoology) a rank that if treated as a division of a genus or subgenus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the purposes of nomenclature.

3. A taxon at the rank of division. The second highest taxonomic classification for the kingdoms Plantae (plants) and fungi, between kingdom level and class level.

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Why can't sperm cells divide mitotically?

Hi,,, Can sperm cells or egg cells undergo mitotic division? I mean can a cell divide mitotically after meiosis? If not, why??? :roll: Thank you

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by Sue4
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why can't sperm cells divide mitotically?
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Is it possible for humans to get cells like an electric ee

... in gene SCN4A Fish have a copy of their genome But this is possible in humans, called polyploidy (mosaic type) this can occur during cell division after birth, adult, etc... so some humans can have copies of SCN4A as well.

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by Coelacanth
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible for humans to get cells like an electric ee
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Is this true?

What do you mean by that? I'd say we have pretty good understanding of cell division. There may be some unresolved issues still though.

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is this true?
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Views: 442

Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards

on the other hand, although we may have the same number of chromosomes as antelopes, they will be hardly homologous so there will be no cell division

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by JackBean
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards
Replies: 5
Views: 1512


... have a good blood vessel supply. That's fine. The approach is to kill those tumours in phase 2, not phase 1. How do you imagine you halt all cell divisions? I imagine that one day big pharma will be able to supply enough growth factor inhibitors for all the tissue types that will do just that. ...

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by PeterDow
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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