endonuclease

Definitions of endonuclease
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n a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes

Types:
restriction endonuclease, restriction enzyme, restriction nuclease
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
Type of:
nuclease
general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units

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