Definition of spheroplast in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsfɪərəʊplast
, -plɑːst/


  • A bacterium or plant cell bound by its plasma membrane, the cell wall being deficient or lacking and the whole having a spherical form.
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    • Mitochondria were isolated after conversion of cells to spheroplasts.
    • Unlike some previous studies the use of this virus system avoids the requirements of generating spheroplasts from host cells before titering viral infectivity.
    • Channel current was obtained from inside-out patches from spheroplasts.

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