Gene Transfer

What is gene transfer? – Definition

Gene transfer can be defined as to transfer or insert –

  • a new, unrelated DNA from one cell into another cell or
  • a gene to unrelated DNA

Techniques or Methods for gene transfer

Several gene transfer techniques, methods have been developed till yet. Some of them are listed below.

  • Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer
  • Pollen pathway
  • Micro-projectiles (particle gun) / Biolistics (Gene gun)
  • Electroporation
  • Calcium phosphate mediated
  • Lipid mediated method
  • DEAE dextran mediated
  • Viral vectors
  • Ttransfection
  • Cell hybridization
  • Liposome or microcell-mediated gene transfer
  • Chromosome mediated gene transfer
  • Microinjection