Are there any databases or papers that give recombination frequency as a function of position in the E coli genome?

  • $\begingroup$ What kind of recombination do you mean? $\endgroup$
    – alephreish
    Nov 12, 2014 at 11:17
  • $\begingroup$ Homologous recombination. $\endgroup$
    – Sonia
    Nov 12, 2014 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ No, I mean: which process? There are several processes involving recombination in bacteria, which require enzymes and different substrates. For example, recombination-mediated DNA repair occurs at sites of DNA damage (which can happen at any location, albeit with unequal frequencies), while conjugational recombination is much more location-bound. $\endgroup$
    – alephreish
    Nov 15, 2014 at 13:40

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A recombination map of the E. coli genome was recently published (several years after question was asked).


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