Part V: Does the animal I produce using cloning technology have the same DNA as the genetic donor?
Oct 19, 2020
Cloning Part V: Does the animal I produce using cloning technology have the same DNA as the genetic donor?
By Diane Broek
In the cloning process, the animal produced using cloning technology will carry a nuclear genome (DNA) that is a genetic match to the genetic donor animal. In other words, nuclear genotypes (as produced for breed registry DNA genotyping) of the cloned animal will be the same as the genetic donor that provided the tissue sample to produce the cell line or Genetic Preservation. If you are cloning a breed that utilizes genomic evaluations, the genomics of the cloned animal will also be the same as the genetic donor.
Read more about cloning on the cloning page or last week’s blog, cloning part IV.
For more information, contact Diane Broek, Advanced Technology Sales and Production Manager at 1-800-999-3586 Ext 3104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.