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A process of applying a high-voltage electrical pulse to a living cell, causing temporary permeability of the cell membrane, through which a foreign material such as DNA may pass.

[electro- + poration, inducement of permeability of a cell membrane (pore + -ation).]
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Sweden-based Cellectricon offers the Cellaxess system, which uses capillary electrodes to directly electroporate adherent cells in the culture dishes where they are grown.
Other commercial devices electroporate cells in bulk and require much larger quantities of product to be delivered," says Al Walter, Product Manager at Axon.
Next, a genetic market from pGOAL17 that contains the counter-selectable marker sacB was cloned into the PacI unique site of the recombinant plasmid to produce the suicide pPknG[DELTA]TPR::hyg plasmid, which was used to electroporate M.