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Subject: Question about the initial stages of cells division and differentiation.

Date: Sun May 24 23:43:32 1998
Posted by George Tsimiklis
Grade level: undergrad
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Area of science: Development
ID: 896071412.Dv
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If I'm not mistaken, cell differentiation begins at the 32 cell stage. 
 Is this correct?  And if so, assume at the two-cell-stage there is 
separation of the cells resulting in identicle twins.  Will these two 
cells divide to the 16-cell stage before differentiation begins or 
will they divide to the 32-cell-stage.  In other words, is 
differentiation activated by the number of divisions or the number of 
cells?


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