Transgenic milk

Magnus, P.K. and Lali, F.A. (2008) Transgenic milk. Veterinary World, 1 (10). pp. 319-320. ISSN 0972-8988

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Abstract

Over centuries animal breeding practices were performed to improve the genetic potential of animals and to introduce new traits, through genetic selection. But the number of gene combinations achieved through this process has limitations, since breeding is only possible between animals of same or closely related species. Transgenesis is a revolutionary technology which introduces new genes to a species, which belong to an entirely different species. The chemical combination of DNA is same in all eukaryotic species. Theoretically genes can be transferred between any species. So the resulting species will be having the desired characteristics of another species. Result of human genome project and other similar projects to reveal the genetic code has opened new arenas in medical research in combination with transgenics.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Transgenic Milk, Transgenic Animal, Monoclonal Antibodies, Transgenesis, Animal Breeding
Subjects:Investigative Techniques > Reproductive Techniques
Genetic Processes > Breeding
Investigative Techniques > Genetic Techniques
-Journal Repositories > Veterinary World
Animals > Animal Population Groups
Genetic Phenomena > Gene Pool
Genetic Structures > Genome
Food and Beverages > Beverages
ID Code:3331
Deposited By:Dr Anjum Sherasiya
Deposited On:28 August 2009

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