A novel yeast mutation, rad52-L89F, causes a specific defect in Rad51-independent recombination that correlates with a reduced ability of Rad52-L89F to interact with Rad59.Genetics. 2004 Sep; 168(1):553-7.G
We isolated a novel rad52 mutation, rad52-L89F, which specifically impairs recombination in rad51Delta cells. rad52-L89F displays phenotypes similar to rad59Delta and encodes a mutant protein impaired in its ability to interact with Rad59. These results support the idea that Rad59 acts in homologous recombination via physical interaction with Rad52.