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Pluripotent vs. Totipotent Cells

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Which of the following gives an accurate description of the difference between pluripotent cells and totipotent cells?

A

Pluripotent cells can form the placental cells only, while totipotent cells can become all the different types of cells in the body.

B

Pluripotent and totipotent cells can form only placental cells.

C

While pluripotent cells and totipotent cells can form any cells of the body, neither of them are able to form placental cells.

D

Pluripotent cells can become all the different cell types in the body. Totipotent cells can form all the different cell types in the body and the placental cells as well.