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re·stric·tion nu·cle·ase

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  1. restriction endonuclease, restriction nuclease, restriction enzymenoun

    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


  1. restriction nuclease

    A restriction nuclease, also known as a restriction enzyme, is a type of protein produced by bacteria that can recognize and cleave specific sequences of DNA. These enzymes are used by bacteria as a defense mechanism against viruses and are widely used in molecular biology for DNA manipulation and analysis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restriction nuclease in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restriction nuclease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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