Definition of electrofusion in English:


Pronunciation /iˌlektrōˈfyo͞oZHən/ /ɪˌlɛktroʊˈfjuʒən/


  • Fusion (in cells or other materials) that is induced by the application of electric current.

    ‘the shell and center are joined by electrofusion, with the reconstructed embryo retaining most of the mother's DNA’
    • ‘This electric perturbation of lipids is used in technical applications as eletroporation and electrofusion, however, the underlying molecular mechanism has not been elucidated in detail so far.’
    • ‘Heteroplasmic embryos were reconstructed by electrofusion using a blastomere from a two-cell stage embryo of one strain and an enucleated blastomere from a two-cell stage embryo of the other strain.’
    • ‘New methods such as electrofusion and electropermeabilization are not only useful applications but can also reveal basic properties of cells and tissues.’
    • ‘Different procedures for fusion were compared, based either on electrofusion (750, 1000, 1250 or 1500 V cm - 1), or on the use of macro or micro-methods with a polyethylene glycol, or a glycine/high pH solution.’
    • ‘It is indispensable for electrofusion, being essentially its precursor.’



/iˌlektrōˈfyo͞oZHən/ /ɪˌlɛktroʊˈfjuʒən/