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Transcription and Translation: Processes and Basic Regulation

  • Edward A. Birge

Abstract

This chapter summarizes processes involved in using genetic information and synthesizing RNA and proteins. These are highly energy-intensive syntheses, and their proper regulation is very important to a cell’s competitiveness. The final section of this chapter presents basic transcription regulatory mechanisms and the concepts of the Operon and regulon. Advanced regulatory topics are found in Chapter 14.

Keywords

tRNA Gene Leader Peptide mRNA Molecule Promoter Site Polar Mutation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward A. Birge
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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