A diploid cell is a cell that contains two sets of chromosomes. The somatic cells of the body are diploid cells that reproduce by mitosis.
The chief scientist behind the creation of Dolly the Sheep – the world's first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell – has called for the establishment of a biobank to preserve the biological tissue of endangered animals. Speaking on the eve of...
Overview of Human Germ Cell Developmental Stages and Critical Windows Humans have two primary types of cells. Germ cells are those involved in reproduction and include the well-known male and female gametes – egg and sperm, respectively – as well as their developmental precursors. By definition, somatic cells make up the remainder of an organism’s body such as skin, bones, organs, and blood.
A schematic diagram shows how researchers created induced pluripotent stem cells from a somatic cell line. Illustrations of mice and petri dishes are used to show the process in seven panels labeled A through G.