mismatch repair

id: GO:0006298
name: mismatch repair
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A system for the correction of errors in which an incorrect base, which cannot form hydrogen bonds with the corresponding base in the parent strand, is incorporated into the daughter strand. The mismatch repair system promotes genomic fidelity by repairing base-base mismatches, insertion-deletion loops and heterologies generated during DNA replication and recombination.

Child Functions

GO:0000710meiotic mismatch repair
GO:0070716mismatch repair involved in maintenance of fidelity involved in DNA-dependent DNA replication

Parent Functions

GO:0006281DNA repair