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transgenic

Saltos de línea: trans|gen¦ic
Pronunciación: /tranzˈdʒɛnɪk
 
, trɑːnz-, -ns-/

Definición de transgenic en inglés:

adjetivo

Biology
Relating to or denoting an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced: male transgenic mice transgenic foods raise numerous health safety questions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Also the genetic background in common laboratory and transgenic mice affects the phenotype.
  • Yet surely we should not be patenting whole life forms, such as transgenic mice or cotton plants?
  • The development of transgenic mice has opened up new possibilities for mutagenicity testing in small animal models.

Origen

1980s: from trans- 'across' + gene + -ic.

Derivados

transgene

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • We have functionally rescued these phenotypes with both genomic and cDNA transgenes.
  • For autosomal transgenes, both males and females were used for classification.
  • This allowed us to obtain homozygous mutants carrying the wild-type transgene in the next generation.

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