- of RNA: The procedure by which introns are removed from eukaryotic precursor mRNA molecules and adjacent exon
sequences are joined together (spliced).
- of DNA: Manipulation for joining together double-stranded DNA fragments with protruding single-stranded 'sticky ends' by means of
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(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
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