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Totipotency

Definition

noun

(developmental biology) The ability of the cell to develop into any cell type.


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For example, totipotency is exhibited by cells that can differentiate into any embryonic cell, as well as extraembryonic cells.


Word origin: toti- » from Latin tōtus, entire + -potence » from Latin potentia, power, capacity.
Related forms: totipotent (adjective)

Compare: unipotency, multipotency, pluripotency.
See also: potency.


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Stem Cell Research not using embryos

As far as I know, stem cells from mature individuals or engineered, artificial stem cells still do not possess the full totipotency expressed by embryonic stem cells. Furthermore, altering the state of cell differentation by human means (e.g. "making" stem cells) is still ...

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by biohazard
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stem Cell Research not using embryos
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Help: Beginning of Human Life

how would cells regain their totipotency?

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by scytale
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:07 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Help: Beginning of Human Life
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the biological body cell has "sub-totipotency property&

so... do you just wanna to give this ? or where are your question? :?: :?: :?: my question is: what't ur opinion about it, sub-totipotency property?

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by sogooood
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:03 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the biological body cell has "sub-totipotency property&
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Views: 4240

the biological body cell has "sub-totipotency property&

the biological body cell has "sub-totipotency property" Chen Shao Xiong The Comprehensive Secondary School of Jieyang,Guangdong Province Abstract:Three years of repeated experiments,with the technology of tissue culture and on the materials ...

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by sogooood
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:21 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the biological body cell has "sub-totipotency property&
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Views: 4240


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