Author(s): Cinalli RM, Rangan P, Lehmann R
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Abstract Germ cells are the only cell type capable of generating an entirely new organism. In order to execute germline-specific functions and to retain the capacity for totipotency, germ cells repress somatic differentiation, interact with a specialized microenvironment, and use germline-specific networks of RNA regulation.
This article was published in Cell
and referenced in Biological Systems: Open Access