Excision repair at individual bases of the Escherichia coli lacI gene: relation to mutation hot spots and transcription coupling activity.

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To determine whether base-to-base variations in the rate of excision repair influence the distribution of mutations, we have developed a method to measure UV photoproducts at individual nucleotides in the Escherichia coli chromosome. Specific gene fragments are 3' end-labeled using a sequence-specific oligonucleotide to direct the site of labeling, and… (More)

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