Definition of microinject in English:

microinject

Line breaks: micro|inject
Pronunciation: /mʌɪkrəʊɪnˈʤɛkt
 
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verb

[with object] Biology
  • Inject (a substance) into a microscopic object: the recombinant gene was microinjected into fertilized mouse eggs
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    • 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.
    • ‘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.
    • Each oocyte was microinjected with 40 nl of cRNA solution.

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microinjection

noun
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  • For introduction of spermatid mitochondria, in vitro fertilization was carried out by microinjection of spermatids into unfertilized oocytes as described previously.
  • Interspecific heteroplasmic mice were also produced by microinjection of somatic mitochondria into pronucleus-stage embryos.
  • A later investigation found a 14-21% decrease in flow resistance of blood through microvessels in vivo after microinjection of heparinase.

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