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  • A reaction that severs one of the covalent sugar-phosphate linkages between nucleotides that compose the sugar phosphate backbone of DNA. It is catalyzed enzymatically, chemically or by radiation. Cleavage may be exonucleolytic - removing the end nucleotide, or endonucleolytic - splitting the strand in two. Source:MeSH,2009.

    Created: 3/9/09

    Last modified: 3/9/09

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