gene gun

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A device used for high-velocity injection of DNA-coated fragments of gold directly into host tissues, cells, or organelles, resulting in the transformation of virtually any cell. DNA shot into a cell can evoke an immune response protective against an antigen or organism of interest
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gene gun

A device used to inject DNA into cells, membrane-bound organelles, or tissues.
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gene gun

see BIOLISTICS.
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The new gene is inserted in individual cells by using methods like bioballistics or Agrobacterium; d).
The other method of great importance in transgenesis is bioballistics (bombardment of cells with micro-projectiles), which occurred because the Agrobacterium tumefaciens bacteria was unable to function in monocotyledonous species, which constitute an important group of cereals.
Bioballistics is considered a universal gene transference method and given that because it is a physical method it is not linked to any biological condition and can be used with different types of organisms.
A problem posed by this technique (bioballistics) is that two types of cells are generated: transformed and non-transformed within the same organ.
Particle bombardment technology, also known as biological biolistics or bioballistics, is a nonviral, physical gene delivery method in which target cells are transfected using DNA-coated particles.
PIGs represent an economical way to use bioballistics to transform a variety of organisms.