Rad51 and Eukaryotic Recombination Proteins
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Ivanov, E. L. 2001. Rad51 and Eukaryotic Recombination Proteins. eLS.
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Recombination proteins in eukaryotic cells function to provide genetic diversity and to maintain stability of the genome. They demonstrate high levels of structural and functional homology with each other and with those of prokaryotic organisms, suggesting that fundamental mechanisms of genetic recombination are conserved throughout the evolution.
- homologous recombination;
- recombinational DNA repair