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Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences
In the production of transgenic animals, one of the most common methods employed is the microinjection of DNA into the pronucleus of the embryo. This method was used to produce the first transgenic animal, a mouse (Gordon et al., 1981). Five years later, the first transgenic farm animal experiments were conducted. These studies involved the insertion of genes into pigs and sheep to increase growth (Hammer et al., 1985). Since that time many other transgenic animals including rabbits, sheep, pigs, and cattle have been produced.
Swank, Emily, "Ability of a Specific Nuclear Transport Protein Complexed to the pEGFP Reporter Gene to Increase the Efficiency of Transgenic Blastocyst Production" (1998). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 882.
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