- the insertion into a cell of a bacterial plasmid that contains a foreign virus or genetic material.
Origin of transfection
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- the transfer into another cell of genetic material isolated from a cell or virus
- Infection of a bacterium or cell with DNA or RNA isolated from a bacteriophage or from an animal or a plant virus, resulting in replication of the complete virus.