Animals with Novel Genes

Animals with Novel Genes

by Norman Maclean
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521432561

ISBN-13: 9780521432566

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about transgenic animals—animals into which new genes have been artificially introduced. It has chapters by leading authorities on the present state-of-play regarding the application of the transgenic technology to different animal groups. Scientists have conducted experiments on a great range of animal types, ranging from protozoan cells, through

Overview

This book is about transgenic animals—animals into which new genes have been artificially introduced. It has chapters by leading authorities on the present state-of-play regarding the application of the transgenic technology to different animal groups. Scientists have conducted experiments on a great range of animal types, ranging from protozoan cells, through nematode worms and fruit flies to many higher vertebrates, and this book provides an in-depth, up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative account of the work with all such animal types. The likely impact of transgenic animals on the future of agriculture and medicine is very great. These animals provide an unrivaled experimental system for the study of gene regulation, genetic aspects of disease, and gene therapy. One of the objectives of the book is therefore to set transgenic animals in the context of their present and future contributions to science and medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521432566
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Transgenic animals in perspective Norman Maclean; 2. Transgenic insects Julian M. Crampton and Paul Eggleston; 3. Transgenic fish Norman Maclean and M. Azizur Rahman; 4. Transgenic birds Ken Simkiss; 5. Transgenic rodents Martin J. Evans, Darren T. Gilmour and William H. Colledge; 6. Large transgenic mammals Gottfried Brem and Mattias Müller; 7. Minor transgenic systems Norman Maclean; Index.

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