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Explain with the Help of a Suitable Example the Naming of a Restriction Endonuclease. - Biology

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Explain with the help of a suitable example the naming of a restriction endonuclease.

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The naming of a restriction endonuclease is done in the following way:

  • Ist letter  represents the genus of the organism from which the enzyme is derived.

  • IInd and IIIrd letters represent the species of the organism.

  • IVth letter represents the name of the strain.

  • Roman number represents order of isolation.

    For example, In EcoRI − Derived from E.coli, strain R.
    It is the Ist to be discovered.

Concept: Tools of Recombinant Dna Technology - Restriction Enzymes
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