Cell Biology of Homologous Recombination in Yeast

  • Nadine Eckert-Boulet
  • Rodney Rothstein
  • Michael LisbyEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 745)


Homologous recombination is an important pathway for error-free repair of DNA lesions, such as single- and double-strand breaks, and for rescue of collapsed replication forks. Here, we describe protocols for live cell imaging of single-lesion recombination events in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae using fluorescence microscopy.

Key words

Homologous recombination fluorescence microscopy DNA damage DNA double-strand break repair 



The LacI-R197K mutant protein was engineered by Christian Müller. This work was supported by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (ML), the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation (ML), GM67055 (RR), and the Lundbeck Foundation (NEB).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadine Eckert-Boulet
    • 1
  • Rodney Rothstein
    • 2
  • Michael Lisby
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Genetics and DevelopmentColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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