embryonic competence

embryonic competence

the ability of an embryonic cell to react normally to the stimulation of an inductor, allowing continued normal growth or differentiation of the embryo.

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.