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Surrogate broodstock produces salmonids

Nature volume 430, pages 629630 (05 August 2004) | Download Citation

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A worldwide decline in the number of wild salmonids1 calls for strategies to restore endangered populations. Here we show that germ cells can be transplanted between two different salmonid species, with the subsequent production of xenogenic, donor-derived offspring. This pioneering xenotransplantation technology may eventually find applications in facilitating the production of commercially valuable fish, as well as in species conservation.

Trout offspring can be created from trout-donor germ cells transplanted into salmon.

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  1. *Department of Marine Biosciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan

    • Yutaka Takeuchi
    • , Goro Yoshizaki
    •  & Toshio Takeuchi
  2. †PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 332–0012, Japan

    • Goro Yoshizaki

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