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somatic cell

n.
Any cell of a multicellular organism other than a germ cell. Also called body cell.

somatic cell

[sōmat′ik]
any of the cells of body tissue that have the diploid number of chromosomes, as distinguished from germ cells, which contain the haploid number. Compare germ cell.

somatic cell

Cell biology
Any cell in the body that is not reproductive/germ cells/gametes and their precursors.

somatic cell

any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells.

somatic

1. pertaining to or characteristic of the body or soma.
2. pertaining to the body wall, not the viscera.

somatic afferent system
the system of sensory neurons scattered around the body and responding to pain, touch, temperature and other external stimuli.
somatic cell
see somatic cell.
somatic cell count (SCC)
measurement of somatic cells in milk. An indication of mastitis. See also linear score.
somatic cell hybridization
fusion in the laboratory of two different populations of somatic cells.
somatic mutation
see somatic mutation.
somatic myoneural junction
somatic nerves
nerves supplying the body wall and limbs.
somatic pain
pain emanating from muscles, skeleton, skin; pain in the parts of the body other than the viscera.
somatic sensation
central perceptions of sensory stimuli from the body wall and limbs include touch, temperature, tickle, itch, pain, conscious proprioception.
somatic theory
this postulates that very few immunoglobulins are inherited but there is great diversification in differentiating somatic cells.
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The research on the somatic cell count in milk and microbiological testing of milk samples from cows for diagnose of mastitis was performed at the State enterprise "Pieno Tyrimai".
Although the numbers of recipients in other studies were limited, the cloned embryo pregnancies in the present study were lower than those for the pig somatic cell cloning studies with in vivo-matured oocytes [8] and in vitro-matured oocytes [9,29].
Correlation Between Somatic Cell Count And Microbial Abimdance (CFU) in Breast Milk
Eight cattle cloned from somatic cells of a single adult.
Genetic parameters for clinical mastitis, somatic cell score, and production in the first three lactations of Swedish Holstein cows.
The centrosomal cycle is closely integrated with the chromosomal cycle in embryonic and somatic cells.
Culture of cell lines from fetuses or post natal animals is an essential part of somatic cell cloning.
As with all human materials donors in stem cell research, somatic cell donors must be adequately informed of the aspects of the research that reasonable people would typically find relevant to their decision to participate.
If they are told clearly that SCNT [Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer] is cloning, they oppose it even for cureswhich is why tens of millions in propaganda dollars are being spent annually to hide the ball that somatic cell nuclear transfer is indeed cloningas was done with Amendment 2 [in Missouri].
The only way in which a perfect match can be obtained by cloning is by using a somatic cell nucleus from a woman and transferring its nucleus into an oocyte from that same woman.