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Repair, Mutation and Recombination in Bacteria

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Abstract

When bacterial cells are irradiated with ultraviolet radiation at 254 nm, dimers are formed between adjacent pyrimidines in the same strand of a DNA duplex. The biochemical and genetic study of how the cell deals with this damage has provided a fascinating insight into the genes and proteins involved in replicating, repairing and recombining DNA molecules. It has also provided some indication as to how ultraviolet-induced mutation can occur.

Keywords

Excision Repair Single Strand recA Protein Bacterial Chromosome Phage Recombination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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