Definitions for "Transgenic"
Keywords:  recombinant, genome, gene, stably, germ
trans means "crossing from one place to another" and genie refers to genes. Adjective for an organism carrying foreign or artificially inserted genetic material.
mice-mice that receive injections of foreign genes during the embryonic stage of development. Their cells then follow the "instructions" of the foreign genes, resulting in the development of a certain trait or characteristic. Transgenic mice can serve as an animal model of a certain disease, telling researchers how genes work in specific cells.
Organism that contains genetic materials introduced through recombinant DNA techniques. Usually implies that organism contains DNA from another organism.
Referring to any plant or animal carrying a transgene.
Pertaining to an animal or locus that contains a transgene.