asymmetric cell division | definition

  • a type of cell division that produces two daughter cells that are different from each other


Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Morgan, D., Raf, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science.


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Research Article: ING3 Is Essential for Asymmetric Cell Division during Mouse Oocyte Maturation

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Research Article: Temporal Controls of the Asymmetric Cell Division Cycle in Caulobacter crescentus

Date Published: August 14, 2009 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Shenghua Li, Paul Brazhnik, Bruno Sobral, John J. Tyson, Jason A. Papin Abstract: The asymmetric cell division cycle of Caulobacter crescentus is orchestrated by an elaborate gene-protein regulatory network, centered on three major control proteins, DnaA, GcrA and CtrA. The regulatory network is cast … Continue reading

Research Article: Asymmetric Cell Division and Notch Signaling Specify Dopaminergic Neurons in Drosophila

Date Published: November 4, 2011 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Murni Tio, Joanne Toh, Wanru Fang, Jorge Blanco, Gerald Udolph, Edward Giniger. Abstract: In Drosophila, dopaminergic (DA) neurons can be found from mid embryonic stages of development till adulthood. Despite their functional involvement in learning and memory, not much is known about the developmental … Continue reading

Research Article: Niche-Associated Activation of Rac Promotes the Asymmetric Division of Drosophila Female Germline Stem Cells

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