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The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.

Year introduced: 1978(1975)

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Tree Number(s): E05.393.350.810, G05.728.860

MeSH Unique ID: D014162

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  • Transfections

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