In cytogenetics, the spontaneous rejoining of broken chromosomes to reconstitute the original chromosome configuration.
- Restriction endonuclease
An enzyme from bacteria that can recognize specific base sequences in DNA and cut (restrict) the DNA at that site (the restriction site). Also called a restriction enzyme.
- 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 protein produced by bacteria that cleaves DNA at specific sites. Bacteria use restriction enzymes to […]
- Restriction fragment length polymorphism
A difference in DNA between people that can be recognized by the use of a restriction enzyme. Referred to as an RFLP.
- Restriction map
An array of sites in DNA susceptible to cleavage by diverse restriction enzymes.
- Restriction site
A sequence in DNA that can be recognized and cut by a specific restriction enzyme.