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Referring to an organism in which new DNA has been introduced into the germ cells by injection into the nucleus of the ovum.
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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.
A transgenic organism.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005