embryonic competence

em·bry·on·ic com·pe·tence

(embrē-ońik kompĕ-tĕns)
The facility of an embryonic cell to react normally when stimulated, thus leading to continuing growth.
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By transferring nuclei of immature spermatid and mature sperm into oocytes, we will interrogate the relevance of nucleosome eviction during spermatogenesis, as a possibly truly epigenetic reprogramming process, for defining embryonic competence.