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mother cell

n.
A cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells. Also called parent cell.
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Noun1.mother cell - cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) developsmother cell - cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a different sort) develops; "a sperm cell develops from a sperm mother cell"
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
spore mother cell - cell from which a spore develops
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April 27 ~April 30###Microspore mother cell stage###The nucellus started protrusions
The standard replicative lifespan assay needs to use micromanipulator to remove the daughter cells produced by one mother cell for every two hours.
Mitosis and cytokinesis together define the mitotic (M) phase of an animal cell cycle--the division of the mother cell into two daughter cells, genetically identical to each other and to their parent cell.
the mother cell divides into two daughter cells, genetically identical to each other and to their parent cell.
Each microspore mother cell undergoes meiosis; during which M.M.C undergo successive type.
After 920 cell divisions, in other words, after producing 920 daughter cells, the mother cell stops dividing and dies.
Plants, like animals, are built of tiny cells and all these cells come from one single "mother cell" which is the fertilised egg cell.
The basal daughter cell is the pseudoelater mother cell (elaterocyte) and the upper cell is the spore mother cell (sporocyte).
The process may act as an aid in anchoring damaged material to only the aging mother cell. It could serve as a tool for conservation of energy by constraining growth to a single region of the cell.
In this context, cell growth means the growth in cell populations by means of cell reproduction, and so depends on the closely linked processes of growth within an individual cell, and the division of that mother cell to make two daughter cells.
The others are called polar nuclei, which have become enclosed in a membrane together, forming the endosperm mother cell.
Her strategy relies on proteins produced in a daughter cell when it buds off from its mother cell. Sensors inserted into the cells would pick up this signal.