SOS response

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The coordinate induction of genes in response to certain types of DNA damage; many of induced gene products facilitate repair of the damaged DNA, but the repair processes result in numerous mistakes in the repaired DNA, a process called error-prone repair
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SOS response

DNA REPAIR processes in BACTERIA in response to severe DNA damage, for example exposure to ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT or other stimuli.
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