Recombinational repair and restart of damaged replication forks

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2002 Nov;3(11):859-70. doi: 10.1038/nrm951.


Genome duplication necessarily involves the replication of imperfect DNA templates and, if left to their own devices, replication complexes regularly run into problems. The details of how cells overcome these replicative 'hiccups' are beginning to emerge, revealing a complex interplay between DNA replication, recombination and repair that ensures faithful passage of the genetic material from one generation to the next.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • DNA Damage
  • DNA Repair / physiology*
  • DNA Replication / physiology*
  • Eukaryotic Cells / physiology
  • Humans
  • Prokaryotic Cells / physiology
  • Recombination, Genetic*