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Anything coming from the World Wildlife Federation should be veiwed the same as if it were coming out of PETA.

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Solar power and soy protein. rolleyes.gif It's only a matter of time unless desease and famine keep us in check. Sorry, I'm a doomsday Malthusian. HappyWave.gif

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i know of 7 atlantics maybe 8 that came back this year,you dont know what your missing on a 9 weight with one on,no conception of these fine fighters.dont even get me started on the a.s.f. idiots....u want salmon politics come to maine,we have a state govt good at *'ng things up for the worst for us and the fish and calling it good...

 

At one time i believed then i saw the light......

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With "stuff" like this going on, maybe it's not such a bad idea to keep a closer watch on this issue. Did a search "cloning of fish" and got over 100,000 references- including this:

 

Professor Zuoyan Zhu has been actively involved in scientific research

in fish cell and developmental biology and biotechnology. Professor

Zhu's more notable research activities in the early 1970s included a

collaboration with Professor T C Tung's research group working on fish

cloning. The fish were cloned by transferring blastula nucleus of the

common carp into the cytoplasm of enucleated eggs of the crucian carp.

 

This resulted in the first ever cloned vertebrate developed from a

'hybrid egg,' i.e. an egg whose cytoplasm and nucleus are from different

genera. In the late 1970s, Prof. Zhu worked on transferring the entire

DNA of the common carp into the zygotes of a warm water species of the

mud carp. He successfully integrated cold tolerance (by 3oC) in some of

recipients of the DNA. This work was recognized as first attempt at

transferring novel genetic material between fish species.

 

Prof. Zhu's research on the initiation of gene transfer in several species of fish

are also noteworthy. In 1984, he successfully cultivated transgenic

varieties of the common carp, crucian carp and loach with accelerated

growth rate (2.3 - 4.3 times faster) - these were the first batch of

transgenic fish in the world. Prof. Zhu also explored the dynamics and

behaviour of the foreign gene in the host embryogenesis. From this work,

he discovered the transgene's mocisism and developed a strategy to clone

homogenous transgenic fish. In another important work he employed

hypophysectomy to prove that hGH-transgene expression was able to

replace endogenous GH in stimulating fish growth. He also discovered

that transgenic common carp was able to utilize dietary proteins more

efficiently than the controls. His research work also involved cloning

the growth hormone gene (gcGH) of the grass carp and the ?-actin gene

(CA) of the common carp, and then splicing the CA promoter onto the gcGH

coding sequence. In this way, he generated an 'all-fish' gene construct,

CAgcGH. This new construct was used to develop the transgenic Yellow

River Carp. This fish weighs 2.75 kg within five months - more than

double the weight of the largest control. Research on biosafety of the

transgenics is also under way. He has published more than 90 research

articles on this particular topic.

 

 

 

 

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Walt

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My sentiments EXACTLY after I did that search. As far as I'm concerned- WWF- please release the hounds. And while you're at it, leave us fishermen alone.

 

Walt

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Anything coming from the World Wildlife Federation should be veiwed the same as if it were coming out of PETA.

 

Sudsy, you really think that is a good idea? PETA is historically made up of militant tree-hugging zealots that have never taken a stand or made sense on one single subject - ever. Can you say the same thing for the World Wildlife Federation? I dunno so I'm asking smile.gif But it does seem to me that too many people are willing to quickly write off any conservation organization that has ever taken a conservative stance on anything. Life's not that simple usually wink.gif

 

TimS

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