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beta-galactosidase


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An enzyme that breaks lactose into glucose and galactose. In E. coli, the enzyme is a tetramer of about 500,000 daltons encoded by the lac Z gene. See homomeric protein, operon, lac operon, lactose.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.


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