linker deoxyribonucleic acid
linker deoxyribonucleic acid[¦liŋ·kər dē‚äk·sē‚rī·bō·nü¦klē·lk ′as·əd]
(cell and molecular biology)
A short, synthetic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule that contains the recognition site for a specific restriction endonuclease. Also known as linker.
A segment of DNA to which lysine-rich histone is bound and which connects the adjacent nucleosomes of a chromosome.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.