restriction enzyme


restriction enzyme
= restriction endonuclease
an enzyme, obtained from bacteria, that cuts DNA into specific short segments. Restriction enzymes are widely used in genetic engineering.

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  • Restriction enzyme — An enzyme from bacteria that can recognize specific base sequences in DNA and cut the DNA at that site (the restriction site). A restriction enzyme acts as a biochemical scissors. Also called a restriction endonuclease. A restriction enzyme is a… …   Medical dictionary

  • restriction enzyme — Biochem. any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of DNA molecules at specific sites: used for gene splicing in recombinant DNA technology and for chromosome mapping. [1960 65] * * * Protein (more specifically, an endonuclease)… …   Universalium

  • restriction enzyme — noun any of the enzymes that cut nucleic acid at specific restriction sites and produce restriction fragments; obtained from bacteria (where they cripple viral invaders); used in recombinant DNA technology • Syn: ↑restriction endonuclease,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • restriction enzyme — (also restriction endonuclease) noun Biochemistry an enzyme with the property of cleaving DNA molecules at or near a specific sequence of bases …   English new terms dictionary

  • restriction enzyme — noun Date: 1965 any of various enzymes that cleave DNA into fragments at specific sites in the interior of the molecule called also restriction endonuclease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • restriction enzyme — See restriction endonuclease …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • restriction enzyme — Synonym of restriction endonuclease …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • restriction enzyme —    An enzyme that cuts DNA internally at a specific, known sequence site …   Forensic science glossary


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