|Chun, Chung Zoon|
Submitted to: Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/2/2005
Publication Date: 7/20/2005
Citation: Chiou, P.P., Khoo, J., Chun, C., Chen, T.T. 2005. Transgenic Fish. In: Meyers, R., editor. Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine. 2nd Edition, Vol.14. Federal Republic of Germany: VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. p. 473-503. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Fish into which foreign DNA is artificially introduced and integrated into their genome are called transgenic fish. Since the development of the first transgenic fish in 1985, techniques to produce transgenic fish have improved tremendously, resulting in the production of genetically modified (GM) fish of many species. In the past few years, the fast booming application of transgenic fish technology has led to many valuable discoveries in different disciplines of the biological sciences, many of which could potentially lead to the next breakthrough in treatment of human diseases. Transgenic fish technology has been applied to produce fish with beneficial traits, such as fast growth rate, enhanced resistance, and environmental biomonitors, in the hope of improving the quality of both human life and the earth environment.