Definition of restriction fragment in US English:

restriction fragment


  • A fragment of a DNA molecule that has been cleaved by a restriction enzyme.

    • ‘The restriction fragments are then separated using sophisticated and expensive electrophoresis equipment.’
    • ‘Only one restriction fragment was observed using the gene-specific probe at high stringency.’
    • ‘The locus of curvature within a restriction fragment can be determined by the circular permutation assay.’
    • ‘The restriction fragments are linked to the adaptors using a DNA ligase.’
    • ‘We used haplotype analysis, DNA sequencing, and restriction fragment analysis of mutations to evaluate the individuals in these families.’