🐁 Transgenic animals and plants


Gene delivery

Gene technology in research and agriculture

Knockout mice

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Gene delivery

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Delivering DNA into cells for various purposes can be achieved via viruses which naturally can infect certain cells, as well as gene guns (biolistics) for plants.

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Delivering DNA to plants via gene guns involves firing tiny metal pellets covered with DNA into plant cells.

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Once inside the cell, the DNA delivered will be transcribed and translated by cell machinery. The protein encoded by the DNA depends on the gene included. This varies by application.

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Gene technology in research and agriculture

Knockout mice

Gene tech is used in research by creating specific mouse models. By removing a certain gene, or including another, mice are bred to present particular things. Researchers can buy diabetic mice, mice that will get heart disease, high blood pressure, hairless……