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to·tip·o·tent

, totipotential (tō-tip'ŏ-tĕnt, tō'ti-pō-ten'shăl),
Relating to totipotency.

totipotent

(tō-tĭp′ə-tənt, tō′tĭ-pōt′nt)
adj.
Relating to a cell, especially a fertilized egg, that is capable of differentiating into an unlimited number of specialized cell types.

to·tip′o·ten·cy n.

to·tip·o·tent

, totipotential (tō-tip'ŏ-tĕnt, tō'ti-pŏ-ten'shăl)
Relating to totipotency.

totipotent

(tō-tĭp′ō-tĕnt) [L. totus, all, + potentia, power]
In embryology, the ability of a cell or group of cells to produce all of the tissues required for development (i.e., the embryonic membranes, the embryo, and finally the fetus).
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50) Chimeras can also be formed by two developing cell masses of totipotent cells of different genotypes that fuse and form one developing cell mass.
It's important to remember that essentially every cell in our body has a full complement of genes and in that sense is potentially totipotent," Varmus, the NIH director, reminded the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
In case C-34/10 (Oliver Brustle v Greenpeace eV [2012]), Advocate-General Bot had differentiated between totipotent cells, which have the capacity to develop into a full human being and pluripotent cells which do not.
Perhaps in these species, selection has favored the use of totipotent interstitial cells for periodic regeneration, but to our knowledge such rapid tissue renewal has been documented only in hydrozoans (Crowell, 1953; Martinez, 1998; Muller et al.
In 1891 Hans Driesch found that each of the sea urchin embryo's blastomeres was totipotent, that is, had all the information necessary for development of an entire organism.
Another form of ANT, known as "oocyte-assisted reprogramming" (ANT-OAR), involves the activation of genes that are expressed in pluripotent cells, but not in totipotent cells.
Innovative approaches to isolate, characterize, and identify totipotent and multipotent stem cells from nonhuman biomedical research animal models, as well as to generate reagents and techniques to characterize and separate those stem cells from other cell types, is encouraged.
They distinguish totipotent stem cells in an embryo until four days old (these can develop into all the cells of the body); pluripotent stem cells or embryonic stem cells which begin forming after four days and continue for eight months (these can develop into most of the cells in the body); and multipotent stem cells which can develop into many body cells but have significant limitations (these exist throughout human life).
totipotent cells) are those cells present in an embryo that have not yet undergone the process of differentiation.
For transformation success in plants, DNA must be introduced into single, totipotent cells that are then proliferated in vitro during the selection process and regenerated to give rise to transformed plants.
They can also be totipotent, capable of producing a full human being.
I feel fairly confident that they will be demonstrated to be totipotent," says John D.