ligase(redirected from ligase chain reaction)
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Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the linkage of two large molecules.
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(Biochemistry) any of a class of enzymes that catalyse the formation of covalent bonds and are important in the synthesis and repair of biological molecules, such as DNA
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li•gase(ˈlaɪ geɪs, -geɪz)
an enzyme that catalyzes the joining of two molecules by forming a covalent bond accompanied by the hydrolysis of ATP. Also called synthetase.
[1961; < Latin lig(āre) to tie, bind]
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