EC. cell cloning - What is the Definition of Cellular...

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What is the definition of cell cloning? How is it different from cell growth? Cell cloning: The process of producing a group of cells (clones), all genetically identical, from a single ancestral cell. From: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2662 Based on this widely accepted definition, and what I understand about cell growth from the textbook, I can conclude that these two seemingly similar processes are actually quite different. In cell cloning, you can make many clones from one cell. In cell growth, you must actually replicate the DNA, then divide one cell into two daughter cells. Cellular cloning is artificial and cell growth is in nature.
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Unformatted text preview: What is the Definition of Cellular Cloning? Contributor By Rena Sherwood eHow Contributing Writer Rate: (1 Ratings) What is the Definition of Cellular Cloning? When an entire colony of cells are cloned from just one cell, that's cellular cloning. This uses an entire cell rather than just DNA. In this way, you can work with only the specific type of cells you need and not have to worry about cloning an entire organism, like Dolly the sheep. Cellular cloning is not to be confused with cell phone or cellular phone cloning, which is something else entirely. From: http://www.ehow.com/about_4687869_what-definition-cellular-cloning.html...
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Dr.chan during the Fall '11 term at Marine Biological Laboratory.

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