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We have recently demonstrated that Schizosaccharomyces pombe cells treated with the nucleoside analogue 5-azacytidine (5-azaC) require previously characterised G2 checkpoint mechanisms for survival. Here we present a survey of known DNA repair mutations which defines those genes required for survival in the presence of 5-azaC. Using a combination of single-mutant and epistasis analyses we find that the excision, mismatch and recombinational repair pathways are all required in some degree for the repair of 5-azaC-mediated DNA damage. There are distinct differences in the epistatic interactions of several of the repair mutations with respect to 5-azaC-mediated DNA damage relative to UV-mediated DNA damage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-492
JournalMolecular Genetics and Genomics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1996
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