Genetic engineering of Minnesota superfish.

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There is a chronic need to develop growth-enhanced fish for aquaculture. To meet this need we have developed techniques for genetically engineering fish to grow larger and faster. We found that the major difficulty in genetically engineering fish is the extremely high rate of mosaicism due to the late integration of transgenes into the genome. This delay also reduces the chances of passage of the transgene through the germ line. Consequently, we have engineered new vectors and mechanisms for accelerating the rate of integration of exogenous DNA into fish chromosomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalSAAS bulletin, biochemistry and biotechnology
StatePublished - 1996


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