New Wrinkles and Folds in Site-Specific Recombination

Anca M. Segall, Nancy L. Craig

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The new work of Val et al. (2005) reveals a new site-specific recombination strategy to establish lysogeny, in which a double-stranded recombination substrate is assembled from the folded single-stranded DNA genome of the filamentous Vibrio cholerae phage CTXφ. This strategy allows the phage to use the host's recombinases while at the same time preventing inappropriate excision of the prophage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-435
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular cell
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 19 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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