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Research Article

Mre11-Rad50 Promotes Rapid Repair of DNA Damage in the Polyploid Archaeon Haloferax volcanii by Restraining Homologous Recombination

  • Stéphane Delmas,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Lee Shunburne,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Hien-Ping Ngo,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Current address: Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Thorsten Allers mail

    thorsten.allers@nottingham.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 10, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000552

About the Authors

Stéphane Delmas, Lee Shunburne, Hien-Ping Ngo, Thorsten Allers
Institute of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: thorsten.allers@nottingham.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SD TA. Performed the experiments: SD LS HPN TA. Analyzed the data: SD LS HPN TA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SD TA. Wrote the paper: SD TA.