Obligatory asymmetric replication is also known as asymmetric cell division is the process by which a stem cell undergoes differentiation or division. The final result of which are two daughter cells. (16782458)
One cell is identical to the mother cell and the other a totally differentiated one. This is one of the processes in regenerative medicine that allows stem cells to undergo to maintain their number and form a “stem cell reserve.” The other process is known as stochastic differentiation.