Biology as Poetry: Genetics

Bacteriophage Ecology Group

Recognition Sequence

Short chain of particular nucleotides to which macromolecules bind with specificity.

These can be restriction enzyme recognition sequence, promotors, or even codons as recognized by aminoacyl tRNAs, etc., thought the phrase "recognition sequence" is usually used in conjunction with the first example, i.e., what restriction endonucleases recognize before cutting DNA.

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