Definition of electroporation in US English:

electroporation

noun

Biology
  • The action or process of introducing DNA or chromosomes into bacteria or other cells using a pulse of electricity to briefly open the pores in the cell membranes.

    • ‘In molecular biology, the process of electroporation is often used for the transformation of bacteria, yeast, and plant protoplasts.’
    • ‘DNA was introduced into DH10ß cells via electroporation with a Gene Pulser II (Bio-Rad).’
    • ‘For electroporation, cells are also grown to mid-log phase but are then washed extensively with water to eliminate all salts.’
    • ‘Plasmids pJF138 and pJF141 were introduced into cells by electroporation.’

Pronunciation

electroporation

/iˌlektrōpəˈrāSHən/