Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Defais, M. and Devoret, R. 2005. SOS Response. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Bacteria have developed an SOS response to mend DNA damage caused by deleterious agents such as radiations and chemicals. Mutagenesis, one of the SOS functions, has permitted bacteria to adapt to short- and long-term adverse living conditions.
- SOS signal;
- RecA nucleoprotein filament;
- SOS induction;
- LexA repressor;
- SOS mutagenesis