micrococcal endonuclease

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mi·cro·coc·cal en·do·nu·cle·ase

an enzyme, produced by a member of the genus Micrococcus, which cleaves nucleic acids to oligonucleotides terminating in 3'-phosphates.
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With the discovery of newer nucleases and multifunctional enzymes like micrococcal nuclease and snake-venom phosphodiesterase, however, the classification of Kunitz was found to be inadequate.
Briefly, extracted DNA was hydrolyzed with micrococcal nuclease, spleen phosphodiesterase, and nuclease P1.