Hind III

Description (Brief)
This silver metal canister once contained Hind III, an enzyme commonly used in molecular biology. Hind III belongs to a class of enzymes known as restriction enzymes, which are useful for their ability to cleave DNA only at locations containing specific sequences of nucleotides, the small chemical units that make up the longer DNA molecule. Hind III recognizes the sequence TTCGAA and will cut between the A’s.
This particular canister of Hind III was used to create recombinant DNA molecules at Genentech, a biotechnology company, in the early 1980s.
GeneON, “Hind III.” http://www.taq-dna.com/hindiii-_76.html
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hind III
date made
Genentech, Inc.
Physical Description
Solution in Tris-HCl, 10 mmol/l (overall active ingredients)
NaCl, 250 mmol/l (overall active ingredients)
EDTA, 0.1 mmol/l (overall active ingredients)
dithiothreitol, 1 mmol/l (overall active ingredients)
glycerol, 50% (v/v) (overall active ingredients)
metal (overall material)
Hind III (overall active ingredients)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
United States: California, South San Francisco
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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