Definition of germ plasm in English:

germ plasm

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[mass noun] Biology
  • 1Germ cells collectively.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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