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Why another cytoplasm?

  1. Mar 18, 2013 #1
    Cloning is done in this way (image.jpg)
    But why they used another cytoplasm...?
    And does the cytoplasm differe from one individual to another...?

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  3. Mar 18, 2013 #2


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    An ovum and a donor cell are very different types of cell. The completely nucleus is placed in a denucleated ovum to create what is essentially a zygote that will have the correct cell biology to go on and develop into a full organism.
  4. Mar 21, 2013 #3
    I think the OP is trying to ask why the host egg cell was taken from a different species of sheep and not from the same species or even the same animal from which the donor nucleus was obtained.

    I don't have the answer atm; need to do some research....
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