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Describe the process of cloning cows using embryonic transplants..

- a cow is artificially inseminated with sperm taken from a bull
- the zygotes then develop into embryos in the cow at which point they are removed from the uterus
- the embryos are then split into several smaller embryos, each of which has the capacity to grow into a new calf
- these embryos are then placed in the uterus's of foster mother cows

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Why are cows cloned using embryonic transplants?

This technique can be used to make many copies of cows that have a high milk yield.

It would produce a her of cows much faster than if the cow was used for breeding in the normal way/.

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When cloning cows using embryonic transplants are the cows identical to the parents?

No. Sexual reproduction is still involved so the cows are not identical to either parent.

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