Gene frequency analysis of chromosomal initiation sites in Bacillus subtilis after ultraviolet light or x-ray exposure.
- Published Article
Journal of bacteriology
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1972
Bacillus subtilis was exposed to ultraviolet light (UV) or X rays, and gene frequency analysis was used to study the location of initiation sites of postirradiation deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis. It was found that DNA synthesis resumes primarily from the origin after UV exposure. With X irradiation, the origin is not selectively replicated. Elevated origin-to-terminal marker ratios observed after UV exposure of exponentially growing cells were interpreted as evidence for selective UV resistance of the replicative origin region of the bacterial chromosome.
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