What does it mean to transform a bacterial cell?

  1. scoop profile image83
    scoopposted 5 years ago

    What does it mean to transform a bacterial cell?

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    phriotposted 5 years ago

    Transformation of bacterial cells refers to the act of a cell taking up naked foreign DNA, such as a plasmid.  Biologists will often perform transformations of bacteria such as E. coli for molecular cloning experiments or to express certain proteins for running assays, finding the crystal structure, or expression.

 
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