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I have done that and it works without any problems. We harvested the cultures at the optimal timepoint (density) and then froze them to do maxipreps later on. Therefore we simply thawed the culture, made sure it didn't got too warm (meaning we worked on ice) and then simply followed the maxiprep protocol. No problems with yield or quality of the plasmide. ...


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Heat shock transformation alters membrane fluidity creating pores: A sudden increase in temperature creates pores in the plasma membrane of the bacteria and allows for plasmid DNA to enter the bacterial cell. Reference: Journal of Visualized Experiments. Bacterial Transformation: The Heat Shock Method. 2014. ...



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