Definition of electrofusion in English:


Syllabification: e·lec·tro·fu·sion
Pronunciation: /iˌlektrōˈfyo͞oZHən


  • Fusion (in cells or other materials) that is induced by the application of electric current: the shell and center are joined by electrofusion, with the reconstructed embryo retaining most of the mother’s DNA
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    • This electric perturbation of lipids is used in technical applications as eletroporation and electrofusion, however, the underlying molecular mechanism has not been elucidated in detail so far.
    • Heteroplasmic embryos were reconstructed by electrofusion using a blastomere from a two-cell stage embryo of one strain and an enucleated blastomere from a two-cell stage embryo of the other strain.
    • New methods such as electrofusion and electropermeabilization are not only useful applications but can also reveal basic properties of cells and tissues.

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