, Volume 209, Issue 3, pp 612-614

The relative rate of synthesis and levels of single-stranded DNA binding protein during induction of SOS repair in Escherichia coli

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Induction of the SOS response in Escherichia coli results in an increase in the relative rate of synthesis of single-stranded DNA binding protein (SSB). In contrast to RecA protein, this increase is slow and does not lead to higher SSB levels. The significance of ssb induction to SOS repair is discussed.

Communicated by R. Devoret