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usually treated as singular The branch of biology concerned with transgenic organisms.
- ‘However, transgenics and seed treatments require that the plants be fed on, since most control is obtained through systemic activity.’
- ‘Of these, 123 were fertile, but yielded no transgenics.’
- ‘Reports of ‘high-level’ fructan accumulation in transgenics are common, but suffer from a lack of definition of what ‘high-level’ might mean.’
- ‘However, attempts to produce such transgenics have failed owing to the poor regeneration rates of the somatic embryogenesis protocols used.’
- ‘He's 62 now, and his latest research is animal transgenics, examining how animals' genes can be altered to make their organs more suitable for human transplantation.’
- ‘Also interesting to note is that this variety was created by ‘traditional’ breeding methods by crossing resistant strains; no transgenics at all.’
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