A nomenclature for restriction enzymes, DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases and their genes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A nomenclature is described for restriction endonucleases, DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases and related genes and gene products. It provides explicit categories for the many different Type II enzymes now identified and provides a system for naming the putative genes found by sequence analysis of microbial genomes.

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Cited Authors

  • Roberts, RJ; Belfort, M; Bestor, T; Bhagwat, AS; Bickle, TA; Bitinaite, J; Blumenthal, RM; Degtyarev, SK; Dryden, DTF; Dybvig, K; Firman, K; Gromova, ES; Gumport, RI; Halford, SE; Hattman, S; Heitman, J; Hornby, DP; Janulaitis, A; Jeltsch, A; Josephsen, J; Kiss, A; Klaenhammer, TR; Kobayashi, I; Kong, H; Krüger, DH; Lacks, S; Marinus, MG; Miyahara, M; Morgan, RD; Murray, NE; Nagaraja, V; Piekarowicz, A; Pingoud, A; Raleigh, E; Rao, DN; Reich, N; Repin, VE; Selker, EU; Shaw, P-C; Stein, DC; Stoddard, BL; Szybalski, W; Trautner, TA; Van Etten, JL; Vitor, JMB; Wilson, GG; Xu, S-Y

Published Date

  • April 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1805 - 1812

PubMed ID

  • 12654995

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC152790

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1362-4962

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/nar/gkg274


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England