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endonuclease

Line breaks: endo|nucle¦ase
Pronunciation: /ˌɛndəʊˈnjʊːklɪeɪz
 
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Definition of endonuclease in English:

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme which cleaves a polynucleotide chain by separating nucleotides other than the two end ones.
Example sentences
  • Total DNA was prepared from leaves of barley after 7 days of germination and restricted with appropriate endonucleases.
  • Let us remember that they are concerned with a DNA endonuclease, so I had some experience dealing with an enzyme that cut nucleic acids.
  • Primers and endonucleases are used in the cloning of the various constructs.

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