About   Help   FAQ
Glossary Term
Glossary Term Chimera
Definition
  1. An animal formed from two different animals, that is from two different embryonic sources. In mouse genetics, targeted mutations produced in embryonic stem cells are recovered by breeding chimeric mice resulting from the mixture of ES cells with a genetically-distinct blastocyst.
  2. A clone containing genomic DNA from nonadjacent genomic segments or cDNA from two different mRNAs.
    See also Cloning Artifact.

Contributing Projects:
Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB), Gene Ontology (GO), MouseCyc
Citing These Resources
Funding Information
Warranty Disclaimer & Copyright Notice
Send questions and comments to User Support.
last database update
09/09/2014
MGI 5.19
The Jackson Laboratory