Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Reed, S. H. and Waters, R. 2005. DNA Repair. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The primary structure of DNA is subject to constant change caused by chemical and physical factors. If unchecked, these changes would quickly erode the genetic information. DNA repair mechanisms have evolved to remove potentially deleterious damage and maintain the integrity of the genome in all organisms.
- DNA repair syndromes;
- nucleotide excision repair;
- base excision repair;
- mismatch repair;
- recombinational repair