NEET Zoology Biotechnology Principles and Processes Questions Solved


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

First letter of the name comes from the genus and the second two letters come from species of the prokaryotic cell from which they were isolated.

For example, EcoR I comes from 

                                               Eco= Escherichia coli RY 13

In EcoR I,

letter R= derived fron the name of the strain,

Roman numbers indicate the order in which the enzymes were isolated from that strain of bacteria.

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