How does a transgenic organism differ from the rest of its population? Give any two examples of such organisms for human advantage.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 10th Jun, 2014, 05:08: PM

Expert Answer:

A transgenic organism contains functional foreign gene experimentally introduced into their genome by genetic engineering from another species. Hence, it differs from the rest of the population in having one or more extra genes apart from the gene pool of that population.

Examples of transgenic organisms:

(i) Transgenic E. coli with gene for human insulin

(ii) Transgenic mice with gene for human growth hormone

Answered by  | 10th Jun, 2014, 07:08: PM