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[mass noun] The action or process of introducing DNA or chromosomes into bacteria or other cells using a pulse of electricity to open the pores in the cell membranes briefly.
- ‘Plasmids pJF138 and pJF141 were introduced into cells by electroporation.’
- ‘DNA was introduced into DH10ß cells via electroporation with a Gene Pulser II (Bio-Rad).’
- ‘In molecular biology, the process of electroporation is often used for the transformation of bacteria, yeast, and plant protoplasts.’
- ‘For electroporation, cells are also grown to mid-log phase but are then washed extensively with water to eliminate all salts.’
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