Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Medical Subject Headings
Base Sequence; Binding Sites; DNA; DNA Restriction Enzymes; Methyltransferases; *Terminology as Topic
A nomenclature is described for restriction endonucleases, DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases and related genes and gene products. It provides explicit categories for the many different Type II enzymes now identified and provides a system for naming the putative genes found by sequence analysis of microbial genomes.
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Originally published: Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Apr 1;31(7):1805-12. Link to article on publisher's website
Roberts, Richard J. and Marinus, Martin G., "A nomenclature for restriction enzymes, DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases and their genes" (2003). Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Publications and Presentations. Paper 50.