Definitions for "Nuclear transfer"
In nuclear transfer the DNA is removed from an unfertilized egg and the nucleus of a specially prepared body cell is introduced and the combination or "couplet" is triggered either by an electrical pulse, or the introduction of a chemical, to fuse them together and begin the process of development. Much remains to be learned about what happens in this process, and most attempts fail at the start.
moving an part or all of an organism's genetic information into an unfertilized egg (whose nucleus had previously been removed); can be used for cloning or to produce transgenic animals (if the genes put into the egg have been recombined with genes from others species).
transfer of a diploid cell nucleus from a donor cell into another cell that has had its original nucleus removed (enucleated cell).