competent cell


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competent cell

[¦käm·pəd·ənt ′sel]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cell that is able to incorporate exogenous deoxyribonucleic acid and undergo genetic transformation.
(embryology)
A cell that can respond to an inducer during embryonic development.
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During the heat shock period the motion of tiny plasmid DNA molecules in the competent cell mixture is likely to increase.
The DNA movement into competent cell is stimulated by briefly raising the temperature to 42[degrees]C.
Almost any competent cell biologist or geneticist can attempt to produce human iPS cells.
The United States District Court of the Western District of Texas (Austin Division) issued a summary judgment ruling on November 2, 2001 in favor of Stratagene (La Jolla, CA; 858-592-9900), holding that Stratagene's chemically competent cell products do not infringe Invitrogen's U.
The yeast strain used in this study was the YRG-2 competent cell line (MATa ura3-52 his3-200 ade2-101 lys2-801 trp1-901 leu2-3 112 gal4-542 gal80-538 lys2::[U A S.
The purified c-FLIP(L) genes were ligated with pMD19-T vector (Takara, Dalian, China) and then were tranformed into the competent cell of DH5[alpha].
Then, the competent cell was transferred to the LB medium that contained kanamycin (antibiotic), X-gal and IPTG.
Technological innovations have also helped the country in becoming a competent cell manufacturer.
Invitrogen was awarded more than $16 million in damages for Stratagene's infringement of its competent cell patent.
In response to that evidence, Stratagene has withdrawn its attempt to obtain a ruling from the Court for those competent cell products.
Stratagene then changed its manufacturing process for competent cell products to a non-infringing method.
Invitrogen Awarded Over $16 million in Damages for Stratagene's Infringement of Competent Cell Patent