The Three Ts of Introducing Foreign DNA: Transfection, Transduction, and Transformation

January 24, 2017 Jill Muhling

Introducing foreign DNA into bacterial or eukaryotic cells is a common molecular biology technique. Some of the terminology involved can be confusing: transformation, transfection and transduction. What do these words actually mean? To make matters worse, sometimes people use these terms interchangeably, resulting in confusion between colleagues and collaborating labs. Here then is your definitive guide […]

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