Definitions for "Transfection"
Means two different things to eukaryotic and prokaryotic geneticists! First used for the transformation of prokaryotic cells by protein-free DNA or RNA from viruses. Also refers to the process of genetic transformation in eukaryotic cells.
introduction of genes directly into a cell by chemical or physical processes that make the cell membrane temporarily permeable to foreign DNA.
The introduction of DNA into a cell or organism using recombinant DNA technology.