Glossary beginning with S

somatic cellsearch for term
Any plant or animal cell other than a germ cell or germ-cell precursor.
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Any animal or plant, or any part, product, egg, seed or root of any animal or plant. For example: C. elegans embryos can be specimens that one can look at with light microscopy.
spindlesearch for term
The reorganized structure of an eukaryotic cell passing through division. The nucleus has been dissolved and chromosomes are attached to the spindle by microtubules. (Genes V, p.1255)
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A pure breeding lineage.