Characterization and multi-generational stability of the growth hormone transgene (EO-1α) responsible for enhanced growth rates in Atlantic Salmon

@article{Yaskowiak2006CharacterizationAM,
  title={Characterization and multi-generational stability of the growth hormone transgene (EO-1$\alpha$) responsible for enhanced growth rates in Atlantic Salmon},
  author={Edward S. Yaskowiak and Margaret A. Shears and Alka Agarwal-Mawal and Garth L. Fletcher},
  journal={Transgenic Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={465-480}
}
Transgenic technologies provide a promising means by which desirable traits can be introduced into cultured fish species within a single generation thus accelerating the production of genetically superior broodstock for aquaculture. However, before such fish are allowed to be marketed as food they must receive government regulatory approval. Two pivotal regulatory requirements are: (1) complete characterization of the genomically integrated transgene and, (2) demonstration that the transgene… 

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