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Which enzymes are required for the lysis of bacterial cell walls?

Option: 1

Proteinase K

Option: 2


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While lyticase and lysozyme are enzymes used to break down the cell walls of yeast and bacteria and are frequently present in microbial DNA isolation kits, proteinase K is frequently used in the separation of DNA from mammalian cells and tissues.

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