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A restriction enzyme which cuts DNA wherever it sees the following nucleotide sequence:

5' AAGCTT 3'
3' TTCGAA 5'

The enzyme cuts the DNA between the two A's on each strand (it makes a staggered cut). The Hind III enzyme was originally found in the bacterium Hemophilus influenzae.

From the BioTech Dictionary at For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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