One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A cell containing half the number of chromosomes of a somatic cell and able to unite with one from the opposite sex to form a new individual; a gamete.
- ‘The population has experienced an expansion from a few copies in the single germ cell, and a distribution skewed toward more molecules having several mutations may be expected.’
- ‘Male identity would be a cell-autonomous decision entirely independent of the sexual identity of the soma but dependent upon the number of X chromosomes in the germ cell.’
- ‘Mutated DNA can only be passed to the next generation if it is present in a germ cell such as spermatozoa and ova, each of which contribute half of the DNA of the new organism.’
- ‘A majority of the strains examined contained one insertion and the highest number of insertions that occurred in a single germ cell was seven.’
- ‘A mature male or female germ cell usually possessing a haploid chromosome set is capable of initiating formation of a new diploid individual by fusion with a gamete of the opposite sex.’
- 1.1 An embryonic cell with the potential of developing into a gamete.
- ‘Researchers discovered that they could develop primordial germ cells from embryonic stem cells.’
- ‘In order to create sperm, the scientists first had to make embryonic germ cells, that in itself a major achievement.’
- ‘These types of moles are produced by the development of a germ cell that lacks equal contributions of DNA from both the egg and the sperm.’
- ‘Of all the stem cells that we use in research, they come from three sources: embryonic stem cells, embryonic germ cells and adult stem cells.’
- ‘The follicle is composed of the germ cell, the oocyte, and surrounding follicle cells that originate from the epithelial cells of the germinal epithelium.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.