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Transgenic Animals and their application in agriculture

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      International Journal of Animal Biotechnology and Applications

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2022

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2022

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Animals having altered genomes are known as transgenics. To change an animal's DNA, a foreign gene is put into the animal's genome. This technique is used to enhance the genetic characteristics of the targeted animal. Initially, selective breeding techniques were used to improve genetic features. To create a human with superior genetic qualities, the animals with the desired genetic traits were married. Later, recombinant DNA technology took its place because this method was time-consuming and expensive. Transgenesis is the process by which a foreign gene with the desired traits is inserted into the target animal's genome. The animal whose genome has been transformed is referred to as transgenic, and the foreign gene that has been added is the transgene. Unparalleled control over the alteration and observation of genes and gene products is possible using transgenic animal models. They have established themselves as a mainstay of basic and biomedical science research due to their versatility.

    Cre/loxP technology has made significant progress and has gained widespread acceptance, allowing detailed physiological and molecular genetic analyses of any biological system imaginable. Although the mouse has been primarily used in most of these investigations in mammalian systems, it is projected that transgenic techniques will only become more common in other species like rats and pigs. The use of transgenic technology to create novel and enhanced cattle strains has a wide range of potential uses. Enhanced prolificacy and reproductive performance, increased feed utilization and growth rate, improved carcass composition, improved milk production and/or composition, modification of hair or fiber, and increased disease resistance are all examples of practical applications of transgenics in the production of livestock (Figure 1). Direct genetic manipulation of livestock will be more flexible thanks to the development of transgenic farm animals. A reasonably quick technique to change the genome of domestic animals is by gene transfer.


    * DNA
    * Genome
    * Transgenesis
    * Foreign Gene
    * Genetic

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