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Keyword Nuclease

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Definition

Enzyme that degrades nucleic acids into shorter oligonucleotides or single nucleotide subunits by hydrolyzing sugar-phosphate bonds in the nucleic acid backbone.

Category

Molecular function

GOi

nuclease activity [ GO:0004518 ]

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Molecular functionNucleaseHydrolase