Terminators: Wordplays for Ideas & Insights
The Zymes that Bind
Ligase is an enzyme that catalyzes the
connection of the sugar-phosphate backbones of two strands of DNA to
complete the formation of recombinant DNA. The word ligase is derived
from the Latin 'ligare' meaning to bind, to tie. Related words include
ligate, ligand, ligature, ligament, ligation, obligation.