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trans·gen·ic

(trans-jen'ik),
Referring to an organism in which new DNA has been introduced into the germ cells by injection into the nucleus of the ovum.

transgenic

(trăns-jĕn′ĭk, trănz-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed: transgenic mice; transgenic plants.
2. Of or relating to the study of transgenic organisms: transgenic research.
n.
A transgenic organism.

transgenic

(of an organism) carrying GENETIC MATERIAL that it would not normally contain, as a result of TRANSGENESIS. In animals the archetypal example is the production of transgenic mice, so-called ‘supermice’. Transgenic animals that are DISEASE-resistant and that show increased GROWTH rates are being developed for food production. Transgenic crop plants that are resistant to HERBICIDES and disease are also under development. See also GENETIC ENGINEERING, ANTISENSE RNA.

transgenic

the product of transgenesis.

transgenic animal
one produced by transgenesis.
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Function analysis of the GERLP gene in T1 transgenic tobacco showed that the gene increased Al tolerance in transgenic tobacco, which suggests that the gene has function in Al tolerance mechanism (Roslim, 2011).
Pinkert CA, Irwin MH, Moffatt RJ (1995) Transgenic animal modelling.
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Breeding inbred mice is easy," says Shinya Abe, business development officer of IBL Japan, a Gifu-based biotech company, "but successfully breeding and maintaining transgenic strains is challenging.
However, there are real risks associated with cross-breeding any animals regardless of the methods, whether it be selective breeding or transgenic crossing.
chemical company Monsanto's genetically modified Roundup Ready soybeans and, by extension, all transgenic crops.
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Come spring, the first transgenic trees will beat alternatives to the field.
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