cohesive terminus

cohesive terminus

[kō′hē·siv ′tər·mə·nəs]
(cell and molecular biology)
Either of the ends of single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid that are complementary in the nucleotide sequences and can join, by base pairing, to form circular molecules.
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