🐁 Transgenic animals and plants

Gene delivery


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.


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



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…