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Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.

(Science: biology) germinal layers, the nucleus of the ovum of animals.

See: germ.

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Stem Cells and Cell division?

... in embryogenesis, some cells migrate to the primitive gonad or genital ridge. These are the precursors to the gonad of the organism and are called germinal cells. These cells are not derived from any of the three germ layers but appear to be set aside earlier.

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells and Cell division?
Replies: 6
Views: 5399

Immune System

... and activation of other immune components like B-cells. - B-cells can differentiate into plasma cells (produce antibodies), memory cells (form germinal centres in the secondary lymphoid follicles) or B1 cells (similar role to plasma cells). Each has a single unique surface receptor. - CD4 and ...

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by Babybel56
Tue May 10, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Immune System
Replies: 4
Views: 6793

Re: Cytokine - Receptor concepts

... The late events in helper T cell dependent antibody responses, including affinity maturation and the generation of memory B cells, occur in the germinal centers of lymphoid follicles. The affinity maturation is the process that leads to increased affinity of antibodies for a particular antigen ...

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by marla
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cytokine - Receptor concepts
Replies: 7
Views: 16931

Reproductive Systems-Follicle

Oogenesis is the process by which eggs are produced in the ovary, the process starts in the fetus when oogonia lining the germinal epithelium divide to form primary oocytes.the germinal epithelium also divides to form follicle cells. Which surround the primary oocytes forming primary ...

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by Tamaroshka
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Reproductive Systems-Follicle
Replies: 3
Views: 3131

altruism and evolution

... clusters of some cells have renounced at their pluripotent phenotype, and they established a sterile soma, whose ending scope is to protect the germinal lineage. What do you think about this reductionist approach?

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by anfiosso
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: altruism and evolution
Replies: 13
Views: 8766
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