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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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

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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...
C Kessler et al.
Gene, 92(1-2), 1-248 (1990-08-16)
The properties and sources of all known class-I, class-II and class-III restriction endonucleases (ENases) and DNA modification methyltransferases (MTases) are listed and newly subclassified according to their sequence specificity. In addition, the enzymes are distinguished in a novel manner according...
Nico Mitro et al.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 952, 137-144 (2012-10-27)
The role of certain amino acids in the interactions of ligands with their cognate nuclear receptors is usually achieved by the resolution of the crystal structure of the receptor complexed with the ligand. As a complementary functional approach, site-directed mutagenesis...
Yu-Feng Huang et al.
BMC systems biology, 6 Suppl 2, S10-S10 (2013-01-11)
Current next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms adopt two types of sequencing mechanisms: by synthesis or by ligation. The former is employed by 454 and Solexa systems, while the latter by SOLiD system. Although the pros and cons for each sequencing mechanism...
Rachel M Smith et al.
Nucleic acids research, 41(1), 391-404 (2012-11-14)
Type IIB restriction-modification systems, such as BcgI, feature a single protein with both endonuclease and methyltransferase activities. Type IIB nucleases require two recognition sites and cut both strands on both sides of their unmodified sites. BcgI cuts all eight target...

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