A cat cloned by nuclear transplantation

Nature. 2002 Feb 21;415(6874):859. doi: 10.1038/nature723. Epub 2002 Feb 14.


Sheep, mice, cattle, goats and pigs have all been cloned by transfer of a donor cell nucleus into an enucleated ovum, and now we add the successful cloning of a cat (Felis domesticus) to this list. However, this cloning technology may not be readily extendable to other mammalian species if our understanding of their reproductive processes is limited or if there are species-specific obstacles.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats* / genetics
  • Cloning, Organism*
  • Female
  • Hair Color / genetics
  • Male
  • Nuclear Transfer Techniques*
  • Pregnancy