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endonuclease Serratia marcescens

Pronunciation: en'do-nu'kle-as se-ra'she-a mar-ses'ens

Definition: A nuclease (a nucleate oligonucleotidohydrolase) that forms oligonucleotides ending in 5'-phosphates from RNA and DNA; hydrolyzes both double-stranded and single-stranded polynucleic acids.

Synonym(s): nucleate endonuclease

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