Genetic Transfer & Manipulation
A basic overview of this topic is in the next link
An explanation of why we can use genes from one species and have them expressed in another species:
This is a transgenic mouse embryo.. the green bit is the placenta. Photo by G. Kwon - thankyou!!
Selective breeding: How humans are influencing evolution:
Scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry: They've changed the color of butterfly wings. In so doing, they produced the first structural color change in an animal by influencing evolution. The discovery may have implications for physicists and engineers trying to use evolutionary principles in the design of new materials and devices
Summary of the Science daily article in the link below
This next link is to some online virtual labs on the techniques used. Go to the home page and you will find links to various techniques as well. We love Utah uni for developing their site!!!
This link is to a whole heap of content on how they carryout various techniques. It includes quizzes an animations to help you to understand what is going on and why they need to do the steps.
This next link is to a free on line text book for you to use. This section is really well done and designed for NZ students:
From the next button you will find some information on selective breeding of mussels at The Cawthron.