|MadSci Network: Molecular Biology|
I am currently taking molecular biology as a freshman at John F, Kennedy. Our class has just finished studying about recombinant DNA and how they are formed. We learned that recombinant DNA is a DNA molecule made of two or more different DNA molecules. There are different DNA restriction sites, which are made of specific nucleotides. We know that the restriction enzymes are the enzymes that cut these specific sequences to create sticky and blunt ends. However, I are interested how the restriction enzymes actually know where to cut the DNA strand. Thank you very much for your time. If you could write a response to my question, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
Re: How does the restriction enzyme know where to cut the DNA strand?
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