name: DNA restriction-modification system
def: "A defense process found in many bacteria and archaea that protects the organism from invading foreign DNA by cleaving it with a restriction endonuclease. The organism's own DNA is protected by methylation of a specific nucleotide, which occurs immediately following replication, in the same target site as the restriction enzyme." [GOC:jl, UniProtKB-KW:KW-0680]
synonym: "DNA restriction" BROAD 
is_a: GO:0006304 ! DNA modification
is_a: GO:0044355 ! clearance of foreign intracellular DNA
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