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A precursor, ancestor; one who begets.

Origin: L.

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Stem Cells/Differentiation

Adult stem cells Also known as progenitor cells or somatic stem cells, adult stem cells are located, in small quantities, throughout the body and generate specialized cells for the area they are located. These cells do not renew themselves ...

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by MarkHolland
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cells/Differentiation
Replies: 5
Views: 6575


... red blood cells, going through phases such as the nucleated immature cell. White blood cells contain DNA as they have a nucleus and also form from progenitor cells and differentiate into certain blood cells. Hope this helps. x

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by IceIcebaby
Thu May 17, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA analysis
Replies: 21
Views: 19080

cells of bone and cartilage tissues

I have a problem in distinguishing between blasts and progenitor cells in cartilage and bone tissues under the microscope.now here's the situation: what I think I know:differentiation is a gradual process and so distinguishing between similar-looking ...

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by mieuses
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cells of bone and cartilage tissues
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... a sterility of male hybrids between strains which were previously fertile is described. The strain involved is the “new Llanos,” descended from a progenitor collected in the Llanos of Colombia. This strain was giving fertile hybrids with the Orinocan incipient species of Drosophila pcrulistorum.but ...

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by jevg
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
Replies: 103
Views: 194784

Re: Stem and Progenitor Cell Questions

Thanks kolean, I learned something today... :) -Dory

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by DoryTaylor
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem and Progenitor Cell Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 11753
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