Recombination and Postreplication Repair

  • W. Dean Rupp
  • Alan D. Levine
  • Zeljko Trgovcevic
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The available data concerning postreplication repair are summarized. In Escherichia coli, recombination is implicated in this repair because the recA + gene is necessary and because strand exchanges occur that extend over long regions. Other experiments involving phage-induced resistance also point to an interrelation between recombination and repair. In this phenomenon, gene products of λ bacteriophage are introduced into bacteria, resulting in an increased resistance of the cells when they are subsequently exposed to X rays.


Pyrimidine Dimer Strand Exchange Dose Rate Effect Post Replication Repair Strain DM456 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Dean Rupp
    • 1
  • Alan D. Levine
    • 1
  • Zeljko Trgovcevic
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiobiology LaboratoriesYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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