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The function of enzymes is to speed up chemical reactions. Enzymes do this by reducing the amount of energy needed for a reaction to occur, reports Arizona State University. More »

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Lysozymes are enzymes that break down bacterial cell walls by catalyzing the hydrolysis of 1,4-beta linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and the acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in the bacterial wall. Lysozymes can help br... More »

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The primary role of the enzyme cellulase is to split cellulose.. Cellulase is used in many places, primarily the agricultural sector. It's often used as a food additive and to produce juices and other beverages, includin... More »

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Enzyme specificity refers to the tendency for enzymes to catalyze a specific set of chemical reactions. As explained by the Worthington Biochemical Corporation, some enzymes are absolutely specific and only catalyze one ... More »

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DNA polymerase II is a type of DNA polymerase: a category of enzymes that synthesize identical copies of existing DNA, allowing dividing cells to pass this genetic information on to their daughter cells. DNA polymerase I... More »

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Agarose gel is used in the process of electrophoresis, which separates fragments of DNA according to their structure and dimensions DNA molecules are generally digested with restriction enzymes, and agarose gel electroph... More »

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Restriction mapping is the process of obtaining structural information on a piece of DNA by the use of restriction enzymes. It is used to map an unknown segment of DNA by breaking it into pieces and identifying the locat... More »

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