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SOS Response, Genetics MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
SOS Response, Genetics
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.222.830
G05.219.830
Unique ID
D013014
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013014
Scope Note
An error-prone mechanism or set of functions for repairing damaged microbial DNA. SOS functions (a concept reputedly derived from the SOS of the international distress signal) are involved in DNA repair and mutagenesis, in cell division inhibition, in recovery of normal physiological conditions after DNA repair, and possibly in cell death when DNA damage is extensive.
Entry Term(s)
SOS Box
SOS Function
SOS Induction
SOS Region
SOS Repair
SOS Response
SOS Response (Genetics)
SOS System
Previous Indexing
DNA Repair (1975-1986)
DNA, Bacterial (1975-1986)
Public MeSH Note
2020; was SOS RESPONSE (GENETICS) 1991-2019; see DNA REPAIR 1987-1990
History Note
2020 (1991); was SOS RESPONSE (GENETICS) 1991-2019; use DNA REPAIR 1987-1990
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/06/19
Revision Date
2019/01/18
SOS Response, Genetics Preferred
SOS Region Related
SOS Box Related
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