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Restriction Enzymes

Restriction Enzymes cut DNA at specific base sequences. Restriction Enzymes are widely used in molecular biology.
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Restriction Enzymes

Restriction Enzymes (restriction endonucleases) recognize a specific, short sequence of DNA. Restriction Enzymes cut the DNA at that point. Different restriction enzymes recognize and cut different sequences. There are hundreds of different restriction enzymes available. Many restriction enzymes leave "sticky ends" when they cut, which are available to bind with other "sticky ends" produced by the same enzyme. Restriction enzymes are a vital tool in molecular biology. Restriction Enzymes are used "cut and paste" DNA.

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