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Experimental evidence is presented to show that single-stranded breaks occur in nuclear DNA during ageing of rye embryos in the dry state. Total DNA is retained and on imbibition unscheduled DNA synthesis occurs which can be attributed to DNA repair before the onset of semi-conservative DNA replication.

Affiliations: 1: Developmental Botany, Weed Research Organization ; 2: Department of Biology, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology


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