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GO_term: GO:0006281   

GO:0006281 Definition The process of restoring DNA after damage. Genomes are subject to damage by chemical and physical agents in the environment (e. g. UV and ionizing radiations, chemical mutagens, fungal and bacterial toxins, etc.) and by free radicals or alkylating agents endogenously generated in metabolism. DNA is also damaged because of errors during its replication. A variety of different DNA repair pathways have been reported that include direct reversal, base excision repair, nucleotide excision repair, photoreactivation, bypass, double-strand break repair pathway, and mismatch repair pathway.
The process of restoring DNA after damage. Genomes are subject to damage by chemical and physical agents in the environment (e.g. UV and ionizing radiations, chemical mutagens, fungal and bacterial toxins, etc.) and by free radicals or alkylating agents endogenously generated in metabolism. DNA is also damaged because of errors during its replication. A variety of different DNA repair pathways have been reported that include direct reversal, base excision repair, nucleotide excision repair, photoreactivation, bypass, double-strand break repair pathway, and mismatch repair pathway.
TermDNA repair
TypeBiological_process
Child Instance (17)
Component GO:0000731
GO:0006266
GO:0006282
GO:0051103
Parent Instance_of GO:0006259
GO:0006974
Attributes_of (5)