name: recombinase activity
def: "Catalysis of the identification and base-pairing of homologous sequences between single-stranded DNA and double-stranded DNA." [GOC:elh]
comment: Note that this term represents activities that do not break or form phosphodiester bonds, and is therefore not a parent of 'site-specific recombinase activity ; GO:0009009'.
synonym: "strand transferase" NARROW 
is_a: GO:0003824 ! catalytic activity
relationship: part_of: GO:0006310 ! DNA recombination
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