Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
MustKnow

DnA chicken egg

Recommended Posts

anyone try this before? Getting to eggs sucking out the contents of one and placing some of it in another egg? Its supposed to make twins or something like that. I dunno i read it in an article.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you're confusing the shelled egg with the single egg cell. Cloning can involve removing the nucleus of a fertilized egg cell (technically a zygote), or some cells once it's begun to divide (technically making it an embryo).

 

However, for birds and reptiles (as well as the platypus), the shelled egg that is laid actually contains an embryo well on its developmental path, along with maternally secreted yolk and a materally secreted shell. By the time the egg is laid, development is way too far along to allow cloning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think you're confusing the shelled egg with the single egg cell. Cloning can involve removing the nucleus of a fertilized egg cell (technically a zygote), or some cells once it's begun to divide (technically making it an embryo).

 

However, for birds and reptiles (as well as the platypus), the shelled egg that is laid actually contains an embryo well on its developmental path, along with maternally secreted yolk and a materally secreted shell. By the time the egg is laid, development is way too far along to allow cloning.

 

i dont think it was cloning then lol. I guess the guy stuck a needle in sucked out some of the DNA and put it in the other egg to see if the DNA would take. I think what happend was he got a chicken that wasnt spotted spotted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, he was not. Either it was cloning, as Mokele described, otherwise it was just messing meaninglessly around with an egg. But surely it manipulation of DNA was not involved then.

Think of it that way, would take in DNA if someone sucks a bit of tissue out of you and injects some foreign one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.