A site on a DNA molecule
that is especially prone
to being cut apart by the endonuclease enzyme DNase I
, which breaks down DNA into smaller fragments by cleaving phosphodiester bond
s. These sites tend to be near active gene
s, which are regularly transcribed
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.