genetically modified organism

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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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They used transgenic flies and mice expressing human tau to show that DNA is more relaxed in tauopathy.
Using a behavioral system Reppert's group previously developed, they showed that these transgenic flies were able to sense and respond to an electric-coil-generated magnetic field and do so in a light-dependent manner.
Since there are orthologs for VHL and HIF-1 alpha in Drosophila, (dVHL; sima), we characterized transgenic flies that over-express VHL or dVHL for defects in nervous system or tracheal development during embryogenesis.