An Escherichia coli Endonuclease Which Acts on X-Irradiated DNA

  • Gary F. Strniste
  • Susan S. Wallace
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An endonuclease activity which acts on X-irradiated DNA has been found in extracts of Escherichia coli. For every single-strand break induced directly in the DNA by X rays, there exists approximately one additional X-ray damage sensitive to this endonuclease. Similar activities have been demonstrated in E. coli B/r and Bs–1, which differ in their repair capabilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary F. Strniste
    • 1
  • Susan S. Wallace
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences H. H. Lehman CollegeCity University of New YorkBronxUSA

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