germ line cell


Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Germ line development — The cells that give rise to the gametes are often set aside during cleavage. During development, these cells will differientate into primordial germ cells, migrate to the location of the gonad, and form the germ line of the animal. Creation of… …   Wikipedia

  • germ line — noun or germ track : the sequence of cells from zygote to functional germ cell : germ plasm * * * germ line noun (biology) The cells whose descendants give rise to the gametes • • • Main Entry: ↑germ * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Germ line — 1. The sequence of cells which develop into eggs and sperm. 2. Inherited material that comes from the eggs or sperm and is passed on to offspring. * * * germ line n the cellular lineage esp. of a sexually reproducing animal from which eggs and… …   Medical dictionary

  • germ line gene therapy — The delivery of a gene or genes to a fertilized egg or an early embryonic cell. The transferred gene(s) is present in all or some of the nuclei of the cells of the mature individual, including possibly the reproductive cells, and alters the… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • germ cell — A member of a cell lineage (the germ line) leading to the production of gametes. In mammals, germ cells are found in the germinal epithelium of the ovaries and testes. Synonym: germ line cell Opposite: somatic cell …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • Germ cell — Germ cells are progenitors of the gametes. These singled out cells move through the gut to the developing gonads and undergo mitotic proliferation followed by meiosis and differentiation into either eggs or sperm (mature gametes). Plants do not… …   Wikipedia

  • germ cell — noun A cell that is part of the germ line: a gametocyte, an ovum or a sperm cell. Syn: reproductive cell, sex cell …   Wiktionary

  • germ cell — Cell specialized to produce haploidgametes. The germ cell line is often formed very early in embryonic development …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

  • cell — cell1 cell like, adj. /sel/, n. 1. a small room, as in a convent or prison. 2. any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole. 3. a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization: a local cell of the… …   Universalium

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