Sugiyama, T., Zaitseva, E.M., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
A single-stranded DNA-binding protein is needed for efficient presynaptic complex formation by the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad51 protein.
J. Biol. Chem., 272, 7940-7945. PMID: 9065463. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Anderson, D.G. and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
The recombination hot spot chi is a regulatory element that switches the polarity of DNA degradation by the RecBCD enzyme.
Genes & Dev., 11, 571-581. PMID: 9119222. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Anderson, D.G., Churchill, J.J., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
Chi-activated RecBCD enzyme possesses 5' ® 3' nucleolytic activity, but RecBC enzyme does not: Evidence suggesting that the alteration induced by Chi is not simply ejection of the RecD subunit.
Genes to Cells, 2, 117-128. PMID: 9167969. [Abstract] [PDF]

Bianco, P.R. and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
The recombination hotspot Chi is recognized by the translocating RecBCD enzyme as the single strand of DNA containing the sequence 5'-GCTGGTGG-3'.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 94, 6706-6711. PMID: 9192629; PMCID: PMC21222. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Anderson, D.G. and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
The translocating RecBCD enzyme stimulates recombination by directing RecA protein onto ssDNA in a c-regulated manner.
Cell, 90, 77-86. PMID: 9230304. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
(see Dispatch in Current Biology:  [Full Text] [PDF])

Tracy, R.B., Chédin, F., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
The recombination hot spot Chi is embedded within islands of preferred DNA pairing sequences in the E. coli genome.
Cell, 90, 205-206. PMID: 9244294. [Full Text] [PDF]

Tracy, R.B., Baumohl, J.K., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1997)
The preference for GT-rich DNA by the yeast Rad51 protein defines a set of universal pairing sequences.
Genes & Dev., 11, 3423-3431. PMID: 9407034; PMCID: PMC316816. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]