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It is quite embarrassing but I am confused..
When the sperm and egg fuse they produce a zygote, is the zygote a stem cell? How do the stem cell become specialised? I would be soooo grateful if someone would explain to me what happens when the egg and sperm fuse up to the point of cell being specialised. Please don't judge.
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Zygotes generally aren't referred to as stem cells, but technically it is because it can give rise to a whole organism. (totipotent).
https://www.khanacademy.org/test-pre...gg-meets-sperm
have a look at this page for how specialisation occurs and the whole process of fertilisation, Khan academy explanations are really clear
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(Original post by bits.of.bio)
Zygotes generally aren't referred to as stem cells, but technically it is because it can give rise to a whole organism. (totipotent).
https://www.khanacademy.org/test-pre...gg-meets-sperm
have a look at this page for how specialisation occurs and the whole process of fertilisation, Khan academy explanations are really clear
That’s right. A zygote isn’t normally referred to as a stem cell but technically it is. It remains totipotent (can differentiate into any cell type including the placenta) up until the cells begin to differentiate into the trophoblasts and the inner cell mass.
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