Tracy, Robert



Robert B. Tracy

B.A., Biology, California State University, Chico

Ph.D., Microbiology, 1997 - University of California, Davis

Nat L. Sternberg Thesis Prize (American Society for Microbiology), 1997 - most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in prokaryotic molecular genetics.

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Tracy, R.B. and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1996).
In vitro selection of preferred DNA pairing sequences by the Escherichia coli RecA protein.
Genes & Dev., 10, 1890-1903. PMID: 8756347. [Abstract] [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]

Bianco, P.R., Tracy, R.B., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (1998).
DNA strand exchange proteins: A biochemical and physical comparison.
Front. Biosci., 3, D570-D603. PMID: 9632377. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]