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.
Having exclusive rights to the P Element gives Exelixis a lock on commercial uses of one of the most important genetic models -- transgenic flies -- used to determine gene function and pathways.
We were dead certain it had to be pollux," says Odenwald, because no one had reported similar behavior in other transgenic flies.