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link·er

(link'ĕr),
A fragment of synthetic DNA containing a restriction site that may be used for splicing genes.

linker

Etymology: ME, linke, connection
a small segment of synthetic DNA used to join DNA fragments in cloning.

link·er

(lingk'ĕr)
A fragment of synthetic DNA containing a restriction site that may be used for splicing genes.

linker

  1. a synthetic double-stranded OLIGONUCLEOTIDE, containing a sequence for a specific RESTRICTION ENZYME. A linker is used to attach COHESIVE ENDS to a DNA MOLECULE that has BLUNT ENDS, for use, for example, in GENE CLONING.
  2. DNA contained in a NUCLEOSOME that is not directly complexed with the HISTONES.
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