Introduction: Avoidance of errors after DNA Damage

  • D. G. MacPhee
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 39)


Two of the following chapters are concerned with adaptive responses in Escherichia coli. Dr. Demple discusses possible mechanisms involved in the adaptive response to alkylation of DNA, and then describes several ways in which the response of E. coli cells to oxidative damage can be measured. In responding to an oxidative challenge, a novel type of adaptive response, different from either the SOS response or the heat shock response, appears to be involved.


Adaptive Response Heat Shock Response Error Fixation Oxidative Challenge Alkylation Damage 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. MacPhee
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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