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Explain briefly (b) Restriction enzymes and DNA

11. Explain briefly :

     (b) Restriction enzymes and DNA

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Restriction enzymes and DNA- Restriction enzymes are those enzymes which cut DNA at particular places. Restriction enzyme first scans the DNA template and look for its recognition site. Once it finds the recognition site, it binds at that region of DNA and cut each of the two strands in their sugar-phosphate backbone. The sites at which restriction enzymes cut DNA are called as recognition sites of DNA. These are palindromic sequences i.e. they read similar from the backward and forward direction. 

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