Restriction Enzyme Information

Bill Jack jack at
Tue May 3 13:23:50 EST 1994

A number of postings have asked where to obtain rare restriction

The Restriction Enzyme Database (REBASE) is a collection of information
restriction enzymes, methylases, the microorganisms from which they have
isolated, recognition sequences, cleavage sites, methylation specificity,
commercial availability of the enzymes, and references - both published and
unpublished observations (dating back to 1952).

This database can be accessed without charge via anonymous ftp, WAIS
server, and email. Information on the service can be found in the document
REBASE.DOC, which can be obtained by anonymous ftp to 

Hope this is helpful.

Bill Jack
New England Biolabs
jack at

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