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The formation, development, and variation of cells. Also called cytogeny.


(ˌsaɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Microbiology) the origin and development of plant and animal cells


(ˌsaɪ təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the origin and development of cells.
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Noun1.cytogenesis - the origin and development and variation of cells
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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The c-MYC protein is considered as an important transcriptional regulatory factor during cytogenesis and the gene expression of MYC gene is reported to be associated with several physiological processes that involve hormones, growth factors, cytokines, lymphokines, nutritional status, development, differentiation etc (Levens et al.
Pathogenesis: Mainly there are two type of cytogenesis occurring in the Downs syndromes:
Elevation in plasma ACTH concentration, on the other hand, had little effect on cell proliferation at the innermost portion of zG, suggesting that cytogenesis in this region was regulated by a different mechanism from that in the ACTH-regulated region.
The matrix cell and cytogenesis in the developing central nervous system.