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Gene transfer in eukaryotic cells: current applications and implications

Author Affiliations

  • 1College of Agri. and Environmental Sciences, School of Animal and Range Sciences, Post Box: 138, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • 2College of Natural and Computational Science; Department of Biology, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (12), Pages 40-44, December,10 (2017)


Gene transfer is indispensable to modify the genome of organisms and enhance their overall performance as compared to the average performance of their ancestors. Gene transfer in eukaryotic cells gives way to decipher the genotypes responsible for different traits, agricultural enhancement and therapeutic strategy. The three commonly used gene transfer methods are physical, chemical and biological based ones. It is reported that the application of transgenenesis in livestock agriculture comprises of increment of growth rate, milk production and composition, feed usage and carcass composition, disease resistance, enhanced reproductive and proli&


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