Surrogate Genetics in the Frog Oocyte

  • A. Kressmann
  • M. L. Birnstiel
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 31)


About 20 years ago Jacob and Monod introduced the concept of the operon. Their idea that a single regulatory sequence, the operon, controlled and co-ordinated the expression of several structural genes opened up the way for our present day understanding of gene expression in prokaryotes. Rightly or wrongly, this concept dominates present day research on the elucidation of gene structure in eukaryotes. Consequently, now that many eukaryotic genes have been cloned and partially or completely sequenced the DNA base sequences have been rigorously searched for structures equivalent to the prokaryotic operator, terminator or replicator signals.


Xenopus Laevis tRNA Gene Xenopus Oocyte Histone Gene Animal Pole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kressmann
    • 1
  • M. L. Birnstiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Molekularbiologie IIUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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