OMIA:002737-158456 : Green fluorescent protein, transgenic in Betta splendens (Siamese fighting fish)

In other species: Japanese medaka , chicken , pig , taurine cattle , Japanese quail

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Species-specific description: Palmiotti et al. (2023) "used Tol2-mediated transgenesis to create fish with ubiquitous expression of GFP, and then developed a bicistronic plasmid with heart-specific expression of a red fluorescent protein to serve as a visible marker of successful transgenesis." This study involves genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Genetic engineering: Yes - variants have been created artificially, e.g. by genetic engineering or gene editing
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:002737-158456: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2023 Palmiotti, A., Lichak, M.R., Shih, P.Y., Kwon, Y.M., Bendesky, A. :
Genetic manipulation of betta fish. Front Genome Ed 5:1167093, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37545763. DOI: 10.3389/fgeed.2023.1167093.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 10 Aug 2023
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