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Making transgene dominant

by anubodh
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anubodh
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Dec6-13, 04:58 AM
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Can we make transgene dominant in the genetically engineered organism so that when it mates the offspring would have the same characteristics?
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arunshanker
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Dec6-13, 06:56 AM
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Yes by insertion of the transgene in the germ cell
Ygggdrasil
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Dec6-13, 11:34 AM
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Whether an allele of a gene acts in a dominant or recessive manner depends on the biochemistry of how the allele functions. In general, most loss-of-function alleles act in a recessive manner and most gain-of-function allele act in a dominant manner. Of course, there are many exceptions, such as dominant negative alleles which can interfere with the function of the wild type allele.

Here's a previous PF thread on the topic:
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=568436

And here's a useful article on the subject:
http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask227


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