genetically modified organism

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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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But David Begun, an assistant professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, comments that for the particular transgenic flies created, the upregulation of Cyp6g1 was sufficient; he disagrees that the experiment demonstrates that upregulation is necessary for DDT resistance.
We were dead certain it had to be pollux," says Odenwald, because no one had reported similar behavior in other transgenic flies.
Using a behavioural system Reppert's group previously developed, they showed that these transgenic flies were able to sense and respond to an electric-coil-generated magnetic field and do so in a light-dependent manner.