I saw an article of the black foot ferret being successfully cloned and was just wondering the process of cloning.
They take a cell nucleus from Animal A, put that nucleus in an Egg, and then implant that egg into a mother animal to grow as a fertilized embryo.
Cloning is a complicated process that involves a variety of steps. The first step is to obtain genetic material, typically through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer. In this process, the nucleus of a donor cell is removed and inserted into an egg cell that has had its nucleus removed. This egg cell is then stimulated so that it begins to divide and form an embryo. The embryo is then implanted into a surrogate mother, who carries the pregnancy and gives birth to the cloned animal. Once the animal is born, it is monitored for health and development to ensure that it is a successful clone.
Cloning is the process of creating an exact genetic copy of an organism. This can be done through asexual reproduction, which is when one organism produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself, or through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer, which is when the nucleus of a somatic (body) cell is transferred into an egg cell that has had its nucleus removed. In the case of the black-footed ferret, cloning was achieved through somatic cell nuclear transfer. First, scientists collected the skin cells of a black-footed ferret that had been preserved in a zoo since the 1980s. They then isolated the nucleus from the skin cells and transferred it into an egg cell which had had its nucleus removed. This egg cell was then stimulated with an electrical current to start the process of cell division. The resulting embryo was then implanted into a surrogate ferret mother and the baby ferret was born nine weeks later.
Well, cloning is when scientists take the DNA from an animal and use it to create an exact copy of the original animal. They take an egg cell and remove the nucleus, which contains DNA, and replace it with the DNA from the animal they want to clone. Then they use a small shock to start the development process and implant the egg into a surrogate mother who carries and gives birth to the cloned animal.