Can the size of a supercoiled plasmid DNA be determined by using standard DNA size fragment electrophoresed in parallel? 2. An unknown DNA molecule was cleaved using several restriction enzymes individually and in various combinations. The DNA fragment sizes were determined by agarose gel electrophoresis and the restriction enzyme recognition sites were mapped. Subsequently, the DNA was sequenced and an extra recognition site was found for one of the enzymes. However, all the other mapping data was consistent, within experimental errors, with sequence data. What are the simplest explanations for this discrepancy? Assume the DNA sequence had no errors.
the extra enzyme recognition site was cut-off with the fragment due to partial digest that occurred because of insufficient enzyme was added or the rxn was stopped after a very short time.
Am i wrong? my logic here was such that they only found the extra recognition site after they sequenced the DNA thus it was not available during the rxn and thus it was either cut off unevenly in one of the fragments OR it could have had the complementary sequence to it that was methylated that hid it.
Detailed answers are appreciated!!