Definition of germ plasm in English:

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germ plasm

noun

Biology
1Germ cells, collectively.
Example sentences
  • Let it be sufficient to note that even these developments, such as vegetable biotechnology and germ plasm, are not easily transferred across regional production systems.
  • There is no evidence for germ plasm being involved in germ-cell formation in the mouse or other mammals.
  • One of the requirements for germ-cell formation is assembly of the specialized cytoplasm, the germ plasm, at the posterior of the egg.
1.1The genetic material of germ cells.
Example sentences
  • Most of the earlier reported QTL were found in crosses within North American germ plasm, while we used only European material.
  • At gastrulation, the germ plasm is located in cells in the floor of the blastocoel cavity, among the cells that give rise to the endoderm.
  • One order provided for the recovery by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of related costs from the exporters of live animals and germ plasm.

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