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About How Long After Fertilization Do Human Cells Lose Totipotency

Add your answer and earn points. The totipotency of cells in plant meristem was the basis of the concept of “stem cells” in animals that has become such an intense research area in the past decade or so. Plant cells have a powerful capacity in their propagation to adapt to environmental change, given that a single plant cell can give rise to a whole plant via somatic embryogenesis without the need for fertilization. The reprogramming of somatic cells into totipotent cells is a critical step in somatic embryogenesis.