Definitions for "Transgene"
A cloned gene that is introduced and stably incorporated into a plant or animal and is passed on to successive generations.
A transgene is a piece of DNA, generally coding DNA, that is introduced into cells or organisms to modify the genome.
The selected gene utilized in a gene transfer protocol. For example, if you wished to treat a patient for cystic fibrosis, you might plan to transfer a corrected version of the CFTR gene into the cells of the airway. In this example, the corrected version of the CFTR gene would be the transgene.