What is stem cell

 

Asked by mallicknirupama721 | 13th Jan, 2019, 01:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Stem cell is an undifferenciated cell in the embryo or adult which can undergo unlimited divisions and can give rise to one or several different cell types.The word 'stem' has numerous meanings, one of which is 'a line of ancestry' or 'to make headway'. The stem cells are broadly classified int two categories:-

1. Embryotic stem cells

2. Tissue specific stem cells

3. Induced pluripotent stem cells(iPS cells)

 

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 13th Jan, 2019, 08:11: PM