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Table 5 Comparison of general repair pathways in DR and TT

From: Comparative genomics of Thermus thermophilus and Deinococcus radiodurans: divergent routes of adaptation to thermophily and radiation resistance

DNA repair pathways TT DR
DR – direct damage reversal 11 26
BER – base excision repair 10 15
NER – nucleotide excision repair 9 10
mMM – methylation-dependent mismatch repair 7 6
MM – mismatch repair - 2
MMY – mutY-dependent repair 1 1
VSP – very short path mismatch repair 2 5
RER – recombinational repair 13 15
SOS repair 5 5
MP – multiple pathways 4 4
Total number (Genome fraction) 62 (2.8%) 89 (2.5%)