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Understanding Biotechnology by David E. Bowen, Fabrício R. Santos, Aluízio Borém

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Chapter 3. Transformation

Transformation
  • Principles of Genetic Transformation

  • Methods of Genetic Transformation

  • Bottlenecks in Transformation

  • Genetic Engineering Products

  • Potential of Transformation

  • Gene Expression

  • Transgenic Locus

Genetic transformation in its most basic form is the introduction of transgenes (foreign genes) into an organism in a way that they might be expressed. This technique, also called genetic engineering, allows for the transformation of bacteria with genetically engineered plasmids that possess resistance to antibiotics as well as the transformation of a bovine reproductive cell with a transgene for hormone production.

The final objective of genetic ...

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