DNA Repair: Evolution


Comparative genomics has brought a new perspective to the origin and evolution of DNA repair. Evolution of repair is connected intimately to the evolution of replication systems but shows much greater plasticity as a result of many lineage‐specific gene losses and horizontal gene‐transfer events.

Keywords: DNA replication; horizontal gene transfer; lineage‐specific gene loss; evolutionary plasticity


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Koonin, Eugene V(Sep 2006) DNA Repair: Evolution. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006119]