I need a database that contains a complete list of commercial restriction enzymes: name of the enzyme & recognition site.


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You are probably talking about type II endonucleases, there are a few databases available from the companies which sell these enzymes like NEB or Thermo Fisher. Additionally tools like NEBcutter, where you can paste a sequence and get all recognition sites for restriction endonucleases in this sequence are useful. I linked them below in the references.

Edit: Thanks to @Michael_A I have added the lonk to the Rebase Database. It is a database which tries to be a complete ressource on restriction enzymes.


  1. NEB Enzyme Finder
  2. Anza Restriction Enzyme Finder Tool
  3. NEBCutter
  4. Rebase
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    $\begingroup$ I think you should add rebase to this list, it is is an overt attempt at a 'complete' and includes information about commercial availability. $\endgroup$
    – Michael_A
    Jun 1, 2023 at 3:19
  • $\begingroup$ @Michael_A Thanks for the tip, I added the info. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jun 4, 2023 at 18:24

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