Saturday, February 18, 2012

5.12 Restriction and Ligase enzymes

Describe the use of restriction enzymes to cut DNA at specific sites and ligase enzymes to join pieces of DNA together

1. Restriction enzymes 
  • are enzymes that cut DNA molecules at specific points
  • different restriction enzymes cut DNA at different places
  • they can be used to cut specific genes from a molecule of DNA 
2. DNA ligases 
  • are enzymes that join cut ends of DNA molecule

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Thanks a lot for sharing this information. Cheers!