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- n. a cell generated through parthenogenesis
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- n. a cell resulting from parthenogenesis
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A "parthenote" results when an egg divides without using sperm (no fertilization) and can yield "parthenogenetic" stem cells that have similar medical potential as embryonic stem cells to create various human tissues for therapy yet have the additional medical advantage of allowing immune-matching to reduce the chance of rejection - a significant potential problem with the use of embryonic stem cells.
This evidence is presented in a recently published paper entitled: "Equivalence of conventionally-derived and parthenote-derived human embryonic stem cells" published in PLoS