noun, plural: endonucleases

A nuclease that cleaves the phosphodiester bond between nucleotides situated within the polynucleotide chain, hence, producing fragments of various sizes.


A common example of endonuclease is restriction endonuclease.

Word origin: Greek éndon (within) + nuclease.

Compare: exonuclease

Related terms:

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Endonuclease&oldid=95582"
First | Previous (Endoneurium) | Next (Endonuclease S1) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.