Following restriction digestion, DNA fragments produced by digestion with certain enzymes have "sticky ends," while fragments produced by digestion using other enzymes have "blunt ends." Distinguish the meaning of these two terms.

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Sticky ends can form base pairs with the single-stranded ends of other restriction fragments, causing the fragments to stick together. "Blunt ends" contain no nucleotides that are not base paired.
answered Nov 21, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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