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palindromic


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Describing a section of double-stranded DNA in which the sequence of bases on one strand is inverted and repeated on the other. Thus the following sequence is palindromic:

—ACTTGCAAGT—-

—TGAACGTTCA—

Palindromic sequences are common in DNA and are the sites at which the DNA is cleaved by restriction enzymes.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.


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