Month: February 2022

Competent Cells

What is the difference between natural and artificial competent cells? Competent cells can be naturally occurring or cells can be artificially made competent. Natural cell competence: The competence of natural cells is genetically determined, that is, a bacterium is genetically predisposed to take up free (genetically competent) genetic material that exists in its environment. Research

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Veterinary PCR

Summary DNA technology is having a major impact in many areas of veterinary parasitology. In particular, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has found wide applicability because its sensitivity allows enzymatic amplification of gene fragments from minute amounts of nucleic acids derived from limited amounts of parasitic material. This paper reviews some recent applications of PCR-based methods

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