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founder cell

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
founder cell

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A cell that is the precursor of a clone that constitutes a tissue. Generally there are multiple founder cells, which can be demonstrated by analysing chimeric embryos (e.g. females heterozygous for an enzyme isoform specified on the X chromosome), but single founder cells for the intestine and germ line are found in ...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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