There is a restriction endonuclease called EcoRI. What does "co" part in it stand for?

  • Option 1)

    colon

  • Option 2)

    coelom

  • Option 3)

    coenzyme

  • Option 4)

    coli

 

Answers (1)

As learnt in

Nomenclature of RE- II -

The first two letters/ words describe the organism from where it is discovered. 

The third letter describes the type of strain.

The fourth Roman number describes the order of discovery.

- wherein

Eg. - ECoRI

E= Escherichia

Co - Coli

R - Rough (strain)

I - I enzyme to be discovered

 

 


Option 1)

colon

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

coelom

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

coenzyme

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

coli

This option is correct

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