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Inject (something) into a microscopic object.
- ‘A Tol2 clone marked with the bacterial tetracycline-resistance gene was microinjected into fertilized eggs together with a target plasmid, and the plasmid was recovered from embryos.’
- ‘Speckled images of such polymer structures are obtained by microinjecting low amounts of labeled monomers into cells.’
- ‘In some experiments, oocytes were microinjected with salt solution immediately before recordings.’
- ‘Each oocyte was microinjected with 40 nl of cRNA solution.’
- ‘‘Assisted fertilization involves microinjecting spermatozoa directly into eggs,’ says Masahito Ikawa, a postdoctoral fellow in Verma's lab and the first author on the study.’
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