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Schizosaccharomyces pombe Assays to Study Mitotic Recombination Outcomes

Hylton, H.M.; Lucas, B.E.; Petreaca, R.C.

Genes 11(1)

2020


ISSN/ISBN: 2073-4425
PMID: 31936815
DOI: 10.3390/genes11010079
Accession: 069709857

The fission yeast-Schizosaccharomyces pombe-has emerged as a powerful tractable system for studying DNA damage repair. Over the last few decades, several powerful in vivo genetic assays have been developed to study outcomes of mitotic recombination, the major repair mechanism of DNA double strand breaks and stalled or collapsed DNA replication forks. These assays have significantly increased our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the DNA damage response pathways. Here, we review the assays that have been developed in fission yeast to study mitotic recombination.

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