somatic cell


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somatic cell

n.
Any cell of a multicellular organism other than a germ cell. Also called body 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.
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Recent biochemical studies reveal that the centrosome is a polyfunctional, multiprotein, cell complex in somatic cells (10).
Cloning calves from various somatic cell types of male and female adults, new born and fetal cows.
Thus, human iPS cell researchers may find themselves getting swept into this ongoing debate if they decide to use stored somatic cells.
Earlier work by William P Weiss, now based at Ohio State University, showed how improving the blood plasma concentration of selenium in a herd has a direct correlation with bulk milk somatic cell count.
And when it comes to therapeutic cloning or somatic cell nuclear transfer, the rhetoric is just as steamed and difficult to surmount as with abortion."
Somatic cell nuclear transfer was seen as a variation of the general concern existing at the time amongst the international community over embryo manipulation and research.
There are a lot of people working with somatic cell gene therapy who are very smart, and maybe they will figure out the magic bullet that will get the DNA into the right cells and make it work.
There were no ethical bars to the use of gene therapy to treat disease, he argued, so long as the genes were transplanted only into specific somatic cells, the body cells, but not into the person's germ cells.
Starting July 1, 1993, the maximum somatic cell count for Grade A cow milk sold commercially will drop from 1 million to 750,000 cells per ml.
In dairy cows, somatic cell count (SCC) is an important diagnostic tool to identify cows with subclinical mastitis.
Both milk volume and milk composition (fat, protein, lactose, total solids, and somatic cell count) play an important role, as they serve as a point of reference for the estimation of quality and for the price paid for the raw material (DURR et al.
The use of bulk milk Somatic Cell Count (SCC) as an indicator of farm hygiene has been related to the potential human health risk.