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Production of transgenic farm animals by viral vector mediated gene transfer

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalReproduction in Domestic Animals
Issue numberSuppt 2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


Transgenic technology holds considerable promise to advance understanding in biomedical and agricultural systems with some believing that one day transgenic animals may directly contribute to farming and breeding practice. Nevertheless, applications in livestock have been restricted in part by the inefficiency of the technology. The recent development of lentivirus vectors for transgene delivery may overcome some of this limitation. This presentation describes these vectors, their advantages and limitations.

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