Dynamic flexibility of DNA repair pathways in growth arrested Escherichia coli.

The DNA of all organisms is constantly damaged by exogenous and endogenous agents. Base excision repair (BER) is important for the removal of several non-bulky lesions from the DNA, however not much is known about the contributions of other DNA repair pathways to the processing of non-bulky lesions. Here we utilized a luciferase reporter system to assess… CONTINUE READING