SOS response

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SOS response

[¦es¦ō′es ri‚späns]
(genetics)
A bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair system in which cell division and DNA replication are blocked, and DNA repair, recombination, and mutation genes are induced.
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In Escherichia coli the SOS gene network is under control of the RecA protein which, as consequence of DNA damage, induces the autoproteolysis of LexA repressor which binds the 16 bp palindromic consensus sequence named LexA-binding box.