Genetic and phylogenetic characterization of the type II cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer photolyases encoded by Leporipoxviruses.

@article{Bennett2003GeneticAP,
  title={Genetic and phylogenetic characterization of the type II cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer photolyases encoded by Leporipoxviruses.},
  author={Corey J Bennett and Melissa Webb and David O. Willer and David H. Evans},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={315 1},
  pages={10-9}
}
Shope fibroma virus and myxoma virus encode proteins predicted to be Type II photolyases. These are enzymes that catalyze light-dependent repair of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs). When the Shope fibroma virus S127L gene was expressed in an Escherichia coli strain lacking functional CPD repair pathways, the expressed gene protected the bacteria from 70… CONTINUE READING