Best Answer

Easy, it's not....

"Test Tube" babies are a product of a process in which an egg and a bunch of sperm are isolated in one tube (dish) and once the egg is fertilized, it's inserted back into the female to grow. This is sometimes done with multiple eggs to increase the chances of one surviving with the sometimes unexpected result of multiple child birth. The DNA make-up of the child(ren) will be a mix of both the male chromosomes from the sperm and the female chromosomes from the egg.

"Cloning" is much different... The current process widely used in cloning is to take an egg and remove the genetic material from within, basically leaving an empty egg. You then insert the genetic material from whatever you want to clone (person, pig, etc) and shock the egg into thinking it's been fertilized and start splitting like a normal embryo. The biggest difference here is, since the only DNA / chromosomes in the egg is from the donor cells, in theory, the baby should be pretty much identical to it's donor. Furthermore, a father (sperm) is not needed in this process.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-16 18:19:47
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How is test tube cloning accomplished?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the definition of test tube cloning?


Is test tube baby more accepted than human cloning?

Yes - test tube babies are no big deal anymore, while so far there are laws in place to prevent human cloning development

What are the modern researches in biology?

Test-tube babies, Cloning, Research on Artificial Blood, Uses of stem cells, etc

Where was the test tube made?

The test tube was made in the test tube factory.

What are the classifications of test tube?

test tube is classified in to various types namely hard test tube ,boiler test tube,20 ml test tube

What you must do to inspect the drink tube assembly?

perform a tube leak test perform a tube leak test perform a tube leak test perform a tube leak test perform a tube leak test perform a tube leak test perform a tube leak test

What is the function of a test tube holder?

A test tube holder is used to hold a test tube when it is hot.testube holder is the tube that you test with a holder

What is the functions of test tube racks?

the test tube put in the test tube rack so that we can observe the chemical subtance in the test tube

What is the function of a a test tube holder?

A test tube holder is used to hold a test tube when it is hot.testube holder is the tube that you test with a holder

What is the difference between test tube cloning and test tube fertilization?

First, the term "test tube" is popular, but it is not the terminology used by scientists. They instead use the latin term 'in vitro' (literal definition: in glass; but modern definition more like 'outside the organism'; the opposite is 'in vivo'), In vitro fertilization is simply putting sperm and egg together outside the body (and it's generally done in a dish, not a test tube!). Cloning comes in two different forms: Reproductive Cloning and therapeutic cloning. Reproductive cloning is the making of copy of an organism. It can be done in different ways. A natural form of cloning is to simply split an early embryo into two. At very early stages - say when the embryo is only a couple dozen cells, splitting it in half will result in the development of two genetically identical individuals. When this happens in nature, we call the offspring 'identical twins'. Reproductive cloning can also be done by injecting the DNA from one organism into an embyronic stem cell of another, and then letting that cell divide and develop into an embryo and eventually an organism. Therapeutic cloning is a completely different thing - When scientists talk about cloning - they are almost always talking about therapeutic cloning. Therapeutic cloning is the making of a copy of a single gene, or at it's most advanced, the copying of an entire strand of DNA. This is not used to produce another organism, but rather, to make copies of genes that can be altered and then engineered back into an animals genome. For example, there might be a gene that confers a certain disease resistance, then can be cloned, and then spliced into the genome of a crop plant so that the plant is now disease-resistant. Test tube cloning is altering the embryo. Test tube fertilization is when they take a sperm and egg and join them outside of the body. Then after fertilization it is placed back into the mother.

Is test tube holder and test tube rack same?

No. A test tube rack can usually accomodate more than one test tube, while a test tube holder might only accomodate a single tube.

What do you clean a test tube with?

test tube brush

What holds a test tube?

a test tube holder

What is a control test tube?

The test tube with the materials in it that stays the same to be compared to experimental test tube.

Why is the smallest test tube called a 13 x 100 mm test tube?

The diameter of the test tube is 13mm and the depth of the test tube is 100mm.

What is another name for a test tube?

another name for test tube is culture tube or sample tube

Does the world really need to do test tube cloning?

No we do not need to, we just want to. Cloning technology holds the key to solving a lot of the world's problems that might not otherwise be fixable. If you want a cure in the near future for lots of diseases like Parkinsons, cancer, etc, then yes we really need to study cloning.

What is used to grip test tube?

Test tube holder

What is a test tube clamp used for?

Clamping a test tube

What is a test tube stand used for?

to hold the test tube

What is used to clean a test tube?

Test tube brush.

Heating the liquid in a test tube?

it vapourise from the test tube

What is a test tube really called?

test tube /vials

Can you place a hot test tube in a test tube rack?


What is test tube stand used for?

to hold the test tube