Definition of electroporation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)pəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] Biology
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.
Example sentences
  • DNA was introduced into DH10ß cells via electroporation with a Gene Pulser II (Bio-Rad).
  • Plasmids pJF138 and pJF141 were introduced into cells by electroporation.
  • In molecular biology, the process of electroporation is often used for the transformation of bacteria, yeast, and plant protoplasts.



Example sentences
  • Plasmid DNA was electroporated into 60 l of electrocompetent Escherichia coli C and incubated in a shaker/incubator for 30 min at 37°C for the positive selection of mutants.
  • This plasmid was electroporated into Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain GV3101, which was used to transform pex5-1 mutant plants by the floral dip method.
  • Early observations that poly tails can enhance expression of reporter mRNAs electroporated into plant protoplasts were interpreted as evidence for the role of poly tails in translation in plants.

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