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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of enucleate.


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  • And most of us have probably ingested meat and dairy products from livestock cloned by natural reproduction (monozygotic siblings), mechanical embryo-splitting or even nuclear transfer from an embryonic donor cell into an enucleated oocyte.

    The Cloned Cow Has Left the Barn

  • JHFC you can even clone animals using nothing but an enucleated egg and a transplanted nucleus.

    Flagellum evolution -- how's your German? - The Panda's Thumb

  • Hansen (2002) has advanced this view, arguing that embryos resulting from SCNT do not have the same moral status we normally accord to other embryos: he calls the combination of a somatic nucleus and an enucleated egg a “transnuclear egg”, which, he says, is a mere “artifact” with no


  • SCNT involves transferring the nucleus of a somatic cell (any body cell other than a sperm or egg cell) into an enucleated oocyte, i.e. an oocyte from which the nucleus and thus most of the DNA has been removed.


  • In Dolly's case, her nuclear DNA was the same as the donor animal; other of her genetic materials came from the mitochondria in the cytoplasm of the enucleated oocyte.


  • When scientists created clones between common carp and goldfish, the offspring appeared virtually identical to the species that provided the nucleus, but the cloned fish possessed the same number of vertebrae as the species that provided the enucleated egg cytoplasm.

    Another Day in the Ketchup Mine

  • Similarly, the enucleated egg cell, having lost all of its own DNA, has no potential of ever becoming a living organism, and therefore also does not seem deserving of moral status.

    The Language of God

  • The fuss about SCNT derives from the fact that this bizarre fusion of udder cell and enucleated egg cell ultimately resulted in Dolly.

    The Language of God

  • I would argue that the immediate product of a skin cell and an enucleated egg cell fall short of the moral status of the union of sperm and egg.

    The Language of God

  • Incidentally, when people talk about cloning a mammouth, they are actually suggesting something that would entirely skip steps a-c, i.e. finding an intact enough somatic frozen cell from a frozen mammouth, extracting the nucleus from that cell, injecting it into an enucleated elephant oocyte and activating the product to divide and develop into a baby mammouth after transferring it into an elephant foster mother uterus.

    Randy Neanderthals? - The Panda's Thumb


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