What is the role of DNA ligase?

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    DNA ligases are called as joining enzymes. They are like genetic gum or molecular glue as they join two DNA fragments.

    DNA ligase is used construction of a recombinant DNA molecule by joining two individual fragments of double stranded DNA. It forms phosphodiester bonds between them. T4 DNA ligase is the enzyme which is used in recombinant DNA technology.

    • 16 Jan 2021 @ 11:51


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