Explain any two methods of vectorless gene transfer.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 12th Jun, 2014, 09:24: AM

Expert Answer:

The two methods of vectorless gene transfer are as shown below:

(i) Microinjection: The technique of introducing foreign DNA into a target cell by injecting the DNA directly into the nucleus with the help of a micro-needle is called micro-injection.

(ii) Electroporation: The process in which transient holes are produced in the plasma membrane of the target cell to incorporate foreign DNA is called electroporation.

Answered by  | 12th Jun, 2014, 11:24: AM