Repair, Mutation and Recombination in Bacteria

Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)


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.


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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