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Genetics. 2014 Nov;198(3):795-835. doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.166140.

Mechanisms and regulation of mitotic recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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1
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York 10032.
2
Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York 10032.
3
Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

Homology-dependent exchange of genetic information between DNA molecules has a profound impact on the maintenance of genome integrity by facilitating error-free DNA repair, replication, and chromosome segregation during cell division as well as programmed cell developmental events. This chapter will focus on homologous mitotic recombination in budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, there is an important link between mitotic and meiotic recombination (covered in the forthcoming chapter by Hunter et al. 2015) and many of the functions are evolutionarily conserved. Here we will discuss several models that have been proposed to explain the mechanism of mitotic recombination, the genes and proteins involved in various pathways, the genetic and physical assays used to discover and study these genes, and the roles of many of these proteins inside the cell.

KEYWORDS:

budding yeast; recombination; repair

PMID:
25381364
PMCID:
PMC4224172
DOI:
10.1534/genetics.114.166140
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