Table 2

Comparison of UV sensitivity in B. burgdorferi with that in E. colia

Table 2
  • a 1, genes are listed in order of decreasing sensitivity in E. coli. 2, ++, highly sensitive; +, slightly sensitive; −, nonsensitive; absent, no ortholog found in B. burgdorferi; ?, sensitivity is not known in B. burgdorferi. 3, based on the literature. The sensitivity of the exoA and mag mutant is based on Bacillus subtilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The mutant for E. coli alkA, the mag ortholog, does not present increased sensitivity to UV light. 4, sensitivity based on the sbcCD mutant in E. coli. ssDNA, single-stranded DNA; dsDNA, double-stranded DNA.