A nucleotide sequence (typically composed of 4, 6, or 8 nucleotides) that is recognized by a restriction enzyme. Type II enzymes cut (and their corresponding modification enzymes methylate) within or very near the recognition sequence.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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