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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology



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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


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