Role of the Rep helicase gene in homologous recombination in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Kimberly A. Kline, H. Steven Seifert*

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Abstract

In Escherichia coli, the Rep helicase has been implicated in replication fork progression, replication restart, homologous recombination, and DNA repair. We show that a Neisseria gonorrhoeae rep mutant is deficient in the homologous-recombination-mediated processes of DNA transformation and pilus-based colony variation but not in DNA repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2903-2907
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume187
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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