Flashcards in Cloning Cows Using Embryonic Transplants (T5) Deck (3):
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
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/.