The recB gene product is essential for exonuclease V-dependent DNA degradation in vivo.


The recB21 mutation abolishes the exonuclease activity of the RecBCD enzyme (exonuclease V) of Escherichia coli. This might be due to the polar effect of recB21 on expression of the recD gene, the product of which is an essential component of the RecBCD enzyme. To achieve synthesis of the recD gene product, the recD+ plasmid was introduced into the recB21… (More)


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