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Recombinational DNA Repair in Bacteria: Postreplication

  1. Kevin P Rice1,
  2. Michael M Cox2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000689

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How to Cite

Rice, K. P. and Cox, M. M. 2001. Recombinational DNA Repair in Bacteria: Postreplication. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Recombinational DNA repair represents the primary function for homologous DNA recombination in bacteria. Most of this repair occurs at replication forks that are stalled at sites of DNA damage.

Keywords:

  • RecA protein;
  • DNA damage;
  • SOS response;
  • reactivation of stalled replication forks