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Restriction Fragment

Product of cutting by endonucleases that target specific sequences in DNA.

Restriction fragments are the products of DNA digestion by restriction endonucleases, also known as restriction enzymes.

The term is seen explicitly when characterizing DNA, such as in terms of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) or in the course of cloning specific pieces of DNA.

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