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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.

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