Ivana Bjedov

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The evolutionary significance of stress-induced mutagenesis was evaluated by studying mutagenesis in aging colonies (MAC) of Escherichia coli natural isolates. A large fraction of isolates exhibited a strong MAC, and the high MAC variability reflected the diversity of selective pressures in ecological niches. MAC depends on starvation, oxygen, and RpoS and(More)
High fidelity replicative DNA polymerases can be blocked during DNA replication by various base damages, which represents a potentially lethal event. Escherichia coli possesses three DNA polymerases, PolII, PolIV and PolV, that can continue replication over such lesions in template DNA, thus allowing for cell survival. Genes coding for these enzymes, polB,(More)
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