Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Polar Body Formation Extrusion and Function

Stem Cell Regeneration Center Glossary

The Polar body refers to the resultant structure that an egg cell (oogonium) produces as it undergoes meiosis. During the first stage of meiosis, the egg cell evenly divides the chromosomes between the resultant two cells. However, the cytoplasm is divided unevenly. One of the cells retains majority of the cytoplasm, leaving the other cell with a very small amount …