ligases (synthetases)
@E02159@ that catalyse the ligation of two molecules with concomitant @H02902@ of the pyrophosphate bond in adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) or a similar triphosphate, forming C–C, C–O, C–S, P–O or C–N bonds. In @D01579@, ligases covalently join together two sequences of @D01597@ (e.g. @H02859@ @D01597@ and foreign @D01597@) by a phosphodiester bond.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 159 [Terms] [Paper]