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Novel UV-mediated mode of DNA repair

UV light damages DNA. But LMU researchers now show that it can also mediate non-enzymatic repair of one type of damage, albeit in a specific context. This effect may have played vital role in early evolution of living systems.

dateDec 22, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Base-pairing protects DNA from UV damage

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have discovered a further function of the base-pairing that holds the two strands of the DNA double helix together: it plays a crucial role in protecting the DNA from the ...

dateSep 19, 2014 in Biochemistry
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UV-B light zaps cucumber disease

(Phys.org) —A collaborative project by Cornell researchers and colleagues in Norway has literally shed light on a perplexing pathogen problem by harnessing the power of the sun.

dateMay 07, 2014 in Biotechnology
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UV-radiation data to help ecological research

Many research projects study the effects of temperature and precipitation on the global distribution of plant and animal species. However, an important component of climate research, the UV-B radiation, is often neglected. ...

dateApr 22, 2014 in Environment
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