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EcoR I from Escherichia coli BS5

Restriction Enzyme

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for molecular biology


buffered aqueous glycerol solution


10,000 units/mL

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wet ice

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Recognition sequence: 5′-G/AATTC-3′
Cutting results: a 2-10-fold EcoR I overdigestion of 1 μg λ DNA substrate results in 100% cutting
Heat inactivation: 65 °C for 20 minutes.


EcoRI is a restriction endonuclease that is used in molecular biology applications to cleave DNA at the recognition site 5′-G/AATTC-3′, generating fragments with 5′-cohesive termini.

Other Notes

Supplied with 10x Restriction Enzyme Buffer SH (B3657).
Comment: Avoid suboptimal reaction conditions such as low salt, high pH (>8.0) and high glycerol (>5%) as they will alter EcoRI specificity and precipitate star activity.

Unit Definition

One unit is the enzyme activity that completely cleaves 1 mg of λDNA in 1 hour at 37 °C in a total volume of 50 ml of 1x digestion buffer SH for restriction enzymes. 1 mg pBR322 DNA is digested completely by 2 units of EcoR I.

Physical form

Solution in 10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.2 , 1 mM EDTA, 200 mM NaCl , 0.5 mM dithioerythritol, 50% glycerol (v/v), 0.2% Triton X- 100 (v/v), 4°C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

J Hedgpeth et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 69(11), 3448-3452 (1972-11-01)
The sequence of DNA base pairs adjacent to the phosphodiester bonds cleaved by the RI restriction endonuclease in unmodified DNA from coliphage lambda has been determined. The 5'-terminal nucleotide labeled with (32)P and oligonucleotides up to the heptamer were analyzed...
TALENs and ZFNs are associated with different mutation signatures.
Yongsub Kim et al.
Nature methods, 10(3), 185-185 (2013-02-12)
Cong Zhu et al.
Nucleic acids research, 41(4), 2455-2465 (2013-01-11)
Zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs) have been used for genome engineering in a wide variety of organisms; however, it remains challenging to design effective ZFNs for many genomic sequences using publicly available zinc-finger modules. This limitation is in part because of potential...
Annabel A Ferguson et al.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 940, 87-102 (2012-10-30)
The generation of transgenic animals is an essential part of research in Caenorhabditis elegans. One technique for the generation of these animals is biolistic bombardment involving the use of DNA-coated microparticles. To facilitate the identification of transgenic animals within a...
Jaroslav Jelinek et al.
Epigenetics, 7(12), 1368-1378 (2012-10-19)
Genome wide analysis of DNA methylation provides important information in a variety of diseases, including cancer. Here, we describe a simple method, Digital Restriction Enzyme Analysis of Methylation (DREAM), based on next generation sequencing analysis of methylation-specific signatures created by...

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