Bacteria transformation - (Jan/16/2010 )
Can ALL bacteria cells be transformed? Historically, E coli has been used but can ALL other bacteria be introduced a new gene too? If yes, can every established methods
I'm not sure if I'm making sense at all.. Must be the late nights...
Transformation protocols have to be established/adapted for every bacteria. For example gram positive bacteria are much harder to transform than gram negativ ones. Another heavy problem could be for example a S-layer that will prevent successful transformation.
In principle there are ways to introduce foreign genes in every organism ...but most of the time its a long way to establish a novel transformation protocol in a new organism.