Refers to cells able to give rise to virtually any tissue type and (as shown experimentally in mice) to a functioning organism.
a cell from which an entire organism can be formed.
ability of a cell to give rise to all cells and tissues in the body including the reproductive organs
The state of a cell lineage that is able to give rise to all possible cell fates found within a given organism.
A cell with the potential to become any other cell of an organism.
A cell that is not committed to a single developmental pathway, and can give rise to all types of differentiated cell.
having the ability to give rise to unlike cells; "embryonic stem cells are totipotent"
Cells capable of forming a completely new embryo that can develop into a new organism. For example, a fertilised egg is totipotent.
has the ability to create an entire organism from a single embryonic cell, before this cell has become specialised (differentiated into a skin or liver cell, for example).
capable of developing into any cell or even the whole organism
Having to do with cells that are able to develop into any type of cell found in the body.
Having the capacity to develop into every cell type required for human development, including extra-embryonic tissues.
describes the ability of a cell to form an entire organism. (More? Stem Cell Notes)
cells that have the ability to develop into any of the many different cell types which make up multicellular organisms. Embryos are composed of large numbers of totipotent cells which decline in number as development proceeds and cell specialization begins to occur. Adults have a much more limited ability to produce totipotent cells than do embryos. Organisms such as humans retain a complete set of genetic information in all adult body cells yet only a small fraction of an adult's cells have the ability to develop into multiple cell types. Recent research has shown that differentiated adult cells can be treated such that they become totipotent. Such totipotent or "stem cells" offer the possibility of a number of therapeutic uses such as repairing heart muscle after a heart attack or brain function after a stroke. Plant cells tend to retain much more of a capability of becoming totipotent - even in mature plants - than do those of animals.
Capacity of a cell giving rise to all types of differentiated cells found in ant organism. A single totipotent cell could, by division, reproduce the whole organism
A cell with an unlimited developmental potential, such as the zygote and the cells of the very early embryo, each of which is capable of giving rise to (1) a complete adult organism and all of its tissues and organs, as well as (2) the fetal portion of the placenta.
non-differentiated embryonic stem cells capable of developing into an entire organism.
( tot-e-pot´-ent) - Possessing the ability to grow into a complete plant from any single cell of that plant.
Ability of a single cell to differentiate into any type of cell in the body (somatic, germ, or extraembryonic) and thus capable of forming a new organism ( e.g. fertilized ovum).
bisc333 having unlimited capability. Totipotent cells have the capacity to specialize into extraembryonic membranes and tissues, the embryo, and all postembryonic tissues and organs.
Able to differentiate along any line; the capacity of a cell or group of cells to produce all of the products of conception--the extra-embryonic membrane and tissue, the embryo, and, subsequently, the fetus.