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daugh·ter cell

Either of the two cells formed when a cell undergoes cell division. Daughter cells are genetically identical to the parent cell because they contain the same number and type of chromosomes.
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Noun1.daughter cell - a cell formed by the division or budding of another cell; "anthrax grows by dividing into two daughter cells that are generally identical"
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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If MCM loading isn't completed successfully prior to cell division, there'll be a risk of major DNA mutations and death for the resulting daughter cells.
Mycobacteria can generate daughter cells through asymmetric growth, resulting in genetically identical, but physiologically diverse, populations.
com)-- Cell expansion is defined as the production of daughter cells which basically arise from the single cell.
Radon decay to daughter cells can occur in the air and inside people's lungs, thereby damaging tissue and leading to lung cancer.
Normal cells get ready for division by building structures for two daughter cells, then go through division and the components are distributed equally to the daughter cells.
These engineered stem cells will then be reintroduced into the patient and are pre-programed to produce daughter cells that are antigen specific killer T cells that are capable of identifying, binding to, and killing cancer cells.
As cells age, though, old proteins can be found in both newly divided cells, the researchers discovered, indicating that the barrier that kept the "dirty" proteins in daughter cells has crumbled.
Background: In prokaryotic organisms, the mechanism responsible for the accurate partition of newly replicated chromosomes into daughter cells is incompletely understood.
The cell may then divide by cytokinesis to produce two daughter cells.
Transit-amplifying cells are committed progenitors among the stem cells and the differentiated daughter cells.
The term "epigenetics" now includes any process that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence, and leads to modifications that can be transmitted to daughter cells.