Introduction of Phage Genome into Escherichia coli by Electroporation
Electroporation has been an established tool for DNA delivery into prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, thus facilitating basic research studies and improving medical treatments. Here we describe its use for introduction of phage genomic DNA into Escherichia coli cells, including preparation of electrocompetent cells, electric pulse optimization and recovery of electrotransformed cells. The technique can also be adapted for other bacterial species.
Key wordsPhage genome Electrotransformation Bacteria
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