The Degradation of Duplex DNA by the recBC DNase of Escherichia coli

  • Stuart Linn
  • Vivian MacKay
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series


The catalytic reactions of the recBC enzyme of Escherichia coli with various substrates are reviewed, and a model for the sequence of events in the degradation of duplex DNA is presented. The potential of the enzyme to take part in genetic recombination and repair is discussed.


General Medical Science Duplex Molecule Interstrand Cross Exonuclease Reaction Neutral Sucrose Gradient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Linn
    • 1
  • Vivian MacKay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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