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A glimpse of molecular competition

Single-molecule studies reveal how the DNA-repair protein RecA overcomes competition from another protein to bind to single-stranded DNA, and how other mediator proteins assist in this process. See Letter p.274

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Figure 1: Nucleation and extension of RecA filaments.


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