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The process of introducing DNA into cells is called ____________________

(a) blotting

(b) conjugation

(c) transfection

(d) conduction

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Right choice is (c) transfection

Best explanation: The process of introducing DNA into cells without the aid of any cloning vector is termed as transfection. Calcium phosphate or DEAE-dextran can be used for the adherence of foreign DNA to the surface of target cells.

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