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Trends Biochem Sci. 1995 Aug;20(8):319-23.

Yeast DNA polymerases and their role at the replication fork.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Osaka University, Japan.


The DNA polymerases of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae serve as a model system for the study of the replication fork during DNA replication. To date, six S. cerevisiae DNA polymerases have been at least partially characterized (compared with four in mammals so far), with further candidates being identified as open reading frames in the yeast genome sequencing project. Here, we review the current state of knowledge of the yeast polymerases, and discuss, where possible, their biological role during DNA replication.

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