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Electroporation consists in the application of an electric field through a cell membrane until the membrane itself develops transient pores. This technique has been used to insert external macromolecules into both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. In this study we investigated the survival ratio of Borrelia burgdorferi, the
Lyme disease spirochete, under different electroporation conditions.