Arguing over semantics – a tale as old as time.
However, be forewarned that these definitions are not universally adopted and may draw many a virologist or microbiologist into a heated debate. Please leave a comment (email@example.com) to continue the discussion!
Both transfection and transduction are employed with the same end goal in mind: delivery of genetic material to cells. In fact, to produce recombinant viral vectors for use in transduction, transfection is often the first step. See below for some considerations which may dictate suitability of each method depending on application:
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