From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
The germline is a group of cells in multicellular organisms that are not somatic cells.
A cell is considered to be part of the germline if they are a haploid gamete or they are a precursor to those haploid gametes and therefore may be diploid.
In mammals, the germline cells become spermatozoa or ova.
- ↑ Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter. Molecular Biology of The Cell 6th Edition. USA: Garland Science, Tayler and Francis Grup, LLC. 2015. ISBN 978-0-8153-4464-3