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17.4: Constructing and Using Transgenic Organisms

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    • 17.4.1: Transgenic Animals
      A transgenic animal is one that carries a foreign gene that has been deliberately inserted into its genome. The foreign gene is constructed using recombinant DNA methodology. In addition to the gene itself, the DNA usually includes other sequences to enable it to be incorporated into the DNA of the host and to be expressed correctly by the cells of the host.
    • 17.4.2: Transgenic Plants
      Progress is being made on several fronts to introduce new traits into plants using recombinant DNA technology. The genetic manipulation of plants has been going on since the dawn of agriculture, but until recently this has required the slow and tedious process of cross-breeding varieties. Genetic engineering promises to speed the process and broaden the scope of what can be done.

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