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De-differentiation, cell differentiation vs. cell deter...

Post by moe20 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:48 pm

what is "De-differentiation"??
and what is the difference between cell differentiation and cell determination???

anyone knows?!

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Re: De-differentiation, cell differentiation vs. cell deter...

Post by MrMistery » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:30 pm

cell determination is the point in the cell's life when the primitive cell is committed to becoming a particular specialized cell. At this point the cell still looks primitive. Afterwards, cell differentiation starts turning the cell into its final specialized state
cell de-differentiation is the process that occurs when a specialized cell turns back to a primary state. this occurs for example when you try to clone a plant from a single specialized plant cell
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