transfection of linear DNA

Dirk Daelemans ddaelemans at
Mon Sep 24 11:02:04 EST 2001

I was told that when you transfect linear DNA into mammalian cells, they
are able to religate the ends, resulting in a circular plasmid, and that
this is quite efficient? Is that true? I thougth that if you want to
produce a stable cell-line linear DNA will be more efficiently
integrated, however, if the former statement is true this makes no
What do you think?


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