translesion synthesis

id: GO:0019985
name: translesion synthesis
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The replication of damaged DNA by synthesis across a lesion in the template strand; a specialized DNA polymerase or replication complex inserts a defined nucleotide across from the lesion which allows DNA synthesis to continue beyond the lesion. This process can be mutagenic depending on the damaged nucleotide and the inserted nucleotide.

Child Functions

GO:0042276error-prone translesion synthesis
GO:0070987error-free translesion synthesis

Parent Functions

GO:0006301postreplication repair
GO:0071897DNA biosynthetic process