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Animals with Novel Genes

  • Genetic engineering is receiving a lot of media and popular attention
  • A comprehensive account of all the experimental systems so far exploited
  • Chapters by leading authorities in the field
  • Sets transgenic animals in the context of their present and likely future contributions to medicine and agriculture

By: Norman MacLean(Editor)

295 pages, 11 b/w photos, 11 illustrations, 23 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 1995 | #35932 | ISBN: 0521432561
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About this book

Animals with Novel Genes 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. A great range of animal types, ranging from protozoan cells, through nematode worms and fruit flies to many higher vertebrates, have been used in this experimental way and Animals with Novel Genes 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 development of agriculture and medicine is very great; at the same time they provide an unrivalled experimental system for the study of gene regulation, genetic aspects of disease, and gene therapy. One of the objectives of Animals with Novel Genes is therefore to set transgenic animals in the context of their present and future contributions to medicine and agriculture.

"The emphasis on commercial applications, combined with the broader coverage of animals, makes Animals with Novel Genes a useful addition to the growing literature on transgenic animals."



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 Muller
7. Minor transgenic systems Norman Maclean


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