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Synonyms for totipotency

the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part


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SOX2 is another nuclear transcription factor also involved in totipotency.
Citation: "Reprogramming in vivo produces teratomas and iPS cells with totipotency features"; Maria Abad et al.
In the earliest stages, embryo cells have the potential to develop into any type of cell, a state called totipotency.
Eg707, is specifically upregulated in tissues related totipotency.
This article presents the vulnerability argument and then focuses critically on several lines of attack including: (1) twinning and totipotency arguments, (2) embryo-rescue arguments, and (3) natural loss arguments.
This remarkable feature, called totipotency, allows for a differentiated cell to dedifferentiate and adopt a proliferative growth pattern (callus), or to deviate towards a developmental program different from the original.
In laboratory language, the latter goal is to avoid totipotency while achieving pluripotency.
Moreover, though iPS cells lack totipotency, (43) the mounting information about the molecules that bind to a protein to regulate the role of that protein in embryogenesis could conceivably lead to the creation of more primitive embryonic phenotypes from iPS cells, which in turn raises the prospect of reproductive cloning.
The recently realized totipotency of somatic cells introduces further ethical (and theological) conundrums that, from the authors' perspective, can be addressed by looking to the central significance of relationships rather than intrinsic properties.
Despite the fact that plant cells display a remarkable potential for cellular totipotency, behaviour of plant cells or explants in tissue culture medium is unpredictable.
34,36] Stem cells are classified according to their potency, where the hierarchic ordering ranges from totipotency (zygote and its offspring cells of the morula) to pluripotency (embryonic stem cells and embryonic germ cells) and multi-potency (haematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells).
However, the effects of cultural factors on the yield, viability and division of protoplast have to be determined to ensure the ability of protoplast undergo totipotency and further regeneration into the whole plant (Winkelmann, 1993).