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RecFOR Protein

  1. Steven J Sandler

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000588



How to Cite

Sandler, S. J. 2001. RecFOR Protein. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


In Escherichia coli the recF, recO and recR (recFOR) proteins interact with DNA, single-stranded DNA-binding (SSB) protein and RecA protein to facilitate recombinational repair (also called post-replication repair and daughter-strand gap repair) of DNA damage encountered by a DNA replication fork. The recF, recO and or recR genes have been found in 36 different types of bacteria ranging from the kingdoms of proteobacteria to aquificales.


  • replication;
  • repair;
  • recombination;
  • DNA;
  • gene regulation;
  • phylogeny