Science / Biology / Restriction Enzymes: A series of enzymes that attach to DNA molecules at specific nucleotide sequences and cut both strands of DNA at those sites. A bacterial enzyme that cuts DNA at a specific recognition sequence. This is a bacterial defense against viral DNA and plasmid DNA and is now used as an important tool in biotechnology.
Restriction Noun Synonyms: condition, provision, proviso, qualification, stipulation
Science / Biology / Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP): A heritable difference in DNA fragment length and fragment number; passed from generation to generation in a codominant way. MORE
Science / Genetics / Macrorestriction Map: Map depicting the order of and distance between sites at which restriction enzymes cleave chromosomes. MORE