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Unicorns: A possibility?

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Lisa Wood

on 2 May 2014

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Transcript of Unicorns: A possibility?

Unicorns: A possibility?
The Unicorn
Creation
History
Unicorns wouldn't have 'arisen so promiently in so many different cultures' if they hadn't existed at some point
Horse-Rhino hybridisation
Hybridisation
Qilin - 5,000 years ago
Ctesias' Monoceros 398 BC
The Lady and the Unicorn - 15th century
Marco Polo: Medieval Adventurer
16th Century
2008
Roe Deer 'Unicorn'
Italy
Non-Viable
offspring
Sterile
offspring
Viable and fertile
offspring
Prezygotic Barrier: impedes mating or fertilisation
E.g.
-Difference in species habitation
-Chemical/ physical barriers
Horse-Deer hybridisation
& genetic manipulation

Similiar number of chromosomes

Genetic mutation for the single horn already exists
Aims:
Analyse the ways a unicorn could be created
Suggest some reasons why a unicorn should be created
Lisa Wood
Horse-Narwhal Transgenesis
Give the world faith in new developments of science
Thank you for watching
Unfertilised Horse
Embryo
10-40% efficient
Pronuclear Micro-Injection
Concentration
Purity
Size
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