Mismatch repair and the fidelity of genetic recombination.

Two modes of mismatch repair are known to operate in bacteria: long-patch mismatch repair and very short patch mismatch repair. Very short patch mismatch repair systems act on a specific mismatch by conserving only one base pair. Therefore, when very short patch mismatch repair acts on heteroduplex recombination intermediates, it hyper-recombines specific… CONTINUE READING