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Quarks are fundamental particles of the universe and cannot be subdivided (according to current knowledge). Enzymes are proteins that catalyze reactions and there are no reactions that can 'remove sections' of quarks, which are basically indivisible. If you know about restriction endonucleases and DNA ligases, you'll know that these enzymes can cut and ligate together different pieces of DNA.

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