V. M. Glazer

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A homozygous insertion mutant with the inactivated clpP2 gene, which encodes the proteolytic subunit of ATP-dependent peptidase, was obtained in the unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The mutant cannot grow under photoautotrophic conditions, but cells grown under heterotrophic conditions in a glucose-containing medium have active(More)
More than 3000 spontaneous and induced lys2 mutants were obtained in haploid and diploid strains of yeast Saccharomyces. The ability to utilize alpha-aminoadipate was used for lys2 mutant screening. The spontaneous and induced mutation rates were measured in haploid and diploid strains. Mitotic segregation of pho1 marker linked to LYS2 was studied in lys2(More)
DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) are the most dangerous damage to genetic material caused by ionizing radiation and some chemical agents. Nonrestored DSB lead to chromosomal rearrangements, genetic instability, and cell death. On the other hand, DSB normally occur in cells in the course of normal gene functioning. DSB repair not only protects cells from(More)
We have made a large scale analysis of prototrophic products of spontaneous and induced mitotic recombination within LYS2 gene of the yeast Saccharomyces. The mutant alleles staying in heterozygote with the wild type allele were uncovered and analysed. Among thirteen lys2 mutations used in the study three had reduced frequencies of mitotic gene conversion.(More)
The exposure to ionizing radiation of radiosensitive mutants of diploid yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae deficient in double-strand break repair results in formation of morphologically unstable colonies. Some characteristics of this process were studied. The results obtained are consistent with the hypothesis on relationship between DNA double-strand breaks(More)
The use of the Ames test for the analysis of industrial effluents from cellulose production and sewage waters varying in the degree of purification with the aid of a metabolic activation system from rat and fish liver with Salmonella strains TA 98 and TA 100 revealed a strong direct mutagenic effect of strain TA 100 in samples after cellulose chlorination.(More)
The linearized plasmid with complementary (cohesive) ends was shown to restore the circular form in cells of the rad57 mutant with a lower efficiency than in Rad+ cells. This process proved to be cold-sensitive in mutant cells, in contrast to wild-type cells. When mutant cells were shifted from 23 up to 36 degrees C, the repair efficiency increased(More)