Ligase-deficient yeast cells exhibit defective DNA rejoining and enhanced gamma ray sensitivity.

Yeast cells deficient in DNA ligase were also deficient in their capacity to rejoin single-strand scissions in prelabeled nuclear DNA. After high-dose-rate gamma irradiation (10 and 25 krads), cdc9-9 mutant cells failed to rejoin single-strand scissions at the restrictive temperature of 37 degrees C. In contrast, parental (CDC9) cells (incubated with mutant… CONTINUE READING