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Table 1 Rad51 and its accessory proteins in different organisms

From: Homologous recombination: from model organisms to human disease

Organism Rad51 Rad51-accessory proteins
  recombinase Rad52 Rad51 paralogs
S. cerevisiae Present Present Rad55, Rad57
C. elegans Present Absent Absent
D. melanogaster Present Absent Rad51C, Rad51D
Chicken Present Present Xrcc2, Xrcc3, Rad51B,
    Rad51C, Rad51D
Human Present Present Xrcc2, Xrcc3, Rad51B,
    Rad51C, Rad51D
  1. This information was extracted from the Saccharomyces Genome Database [29], the C. elegans Genome Project [30], the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project [31], and the Human Genome Resources [32]; the databases were accessed in March 2001.