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Obligate photoautotrophs such as plants must capture energy from sunlight and are therefore exposed to the damaging collateral effects of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, especially on DNA. Here we investigated the interconnection between light signaling and DNA repair, two concomitant pathways during photomorphogenesis, the developmental transition associated(More)
Plants and many other eukaryotes can make use of two major pathways to cope with mutagenic effects of light, photoreactivation and nucleotide excision repair (NER). While photoreactivation allows direct repair by photolyase enzymes using light energy, NER requires a stepwise mechanism with several protein complexes acting at the levels of lesion detection,(More)
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