Obligatory Asymmetric Replication Asymmetric Cell Division

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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.

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  • Hello, guest
  • My question is for your doctors. Want to know what exactly regulate cell differentiation? i know that the primary cellular division is of a zygote. When does gene expressions start to happen? If zygote splits into sister cells then divide in 2 different then what? Sorry im having hard time understanding this so i ask.