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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: TRANSGENIC FISH: In Genomics and Genetics

item Chiou, Pinwen
item Khoo, Jenny
item Chun, Chung Zoon
item Chen, Thomas

Submitted to: Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Publication Type: Literature Review
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/20/2007
Publication Date: 5/20/2007
Citation: Chiou, P.P., Khoo, J., Chun, C., Chen, T.T. 2007. TRANSGENIC FISH: In Genomics and Genetics. In: Meyers, R.A., Genomics and Genetics: Molecular Details to Analysis and Technique. Vol 2. New York, NY: University Press. p. 831-861.

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.

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