Somatic cells

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The term 'somatic cell' is a generic name given to bodily cells with a full set of genetics, thus excluding germ (reproductive) cells, such as sperm cells.
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The term 'somatic cell' is a generic name given to body cells with a full set of [[Genetics|genetics]], thus excluding [[Germ cells|germ]] ([[Reproductive cells|reproductive]]) cells.  These are [[Sperm_cell|sperm cells]] and the [[Ovum|ovum ]]and are also known as [[Gametes|gametes]].  These cells are [[Haploid|haploid]], whereas somatic cells are [[Diploid|diploid]].  
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Somatic cells divide by [[Mitosis|Mitosis]].

Latest revision as of 21:18, 24 October 2017

The term 'somatic cell' is a generic name given to body cells with a full set of genetics, thus excluding germ (reproductive) cells.  These are sperm cells and the ovum and are also known as gametes.  These cells are haploid, whereas somatic cells are diploid.  

Somatic cells divide by Mitosis.

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