The recombination genes addAB are not restricted to gram-positive bacteria: genetic analysis of the recombination initiation enzymes RecF and AddAB in Rhizobium etli.

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Single-strand gaps (SSGs) and double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the major initiation sites for recombination. In bacteria, the SSGs are repaired by RecFOR, while the DSBs are processed by RecBCD in gram-negative bacteria and AddAB in gram-positive bacteria. Unexpectedly, instead of recBCD genes, the addAB genes were found in members of the alpha… (More)

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@article{ZuigaCastillo2004TheRG, title={The recombination genes addAB are not restricted to gram-positive bacteria: genetic analysis of the recombination initiation enzymes RecF and AddAB in Rhizobium etli.}, author={Jacobo Zu{\~n}iga-Castillo and David A. Romero and Jaime M Mart{\'i}nez-Salazar}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={2004}, volume={186 23}, pages={7905-13} }