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Repressor

Repressor

a regulatory protein that binds to an operator and blocks transcription of the genes of an opreon


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mRNA transcripts, cis/trans-acting questions

... m2) is: a. cis-acting? b. trans-acting? c. probably an operator sequence mutation? d. probably a loss-of-function mutation in the gene encoding a repressor to the operon?

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by animus31
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:58 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: mRNA transcripts, cis/trans-acting questions
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DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER

Activator and repressor bind DNA. Activator = transcription; repressor = no transcription (simplified). Inducer does NOT bind DNA. Inducer binds either activator OR repressor. It makes activator BETTER able to bind DNA = more transcription ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:15 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER
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DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER

CAN ANY BODY HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND BASIC DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER. AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT BETWEEN INDUCER AND ACTIVATOR PROTEIN IN RESPECT TO OPERONS ??

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by Helics
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER
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Re:

... appearing in the course of evolution. Form some bacterial experiments, it's evident that new phenotypes most often evolve due to loss of some repressor gene and not due to appearance of some new gene. So, in my opinion, our ancestors had to start with more complete genome... You can read more ...

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by Cat
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: the genetic code as proof of common ancestor
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Re: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm

... set of species and appearance of new ones. It's also useful to note that many new phenotypes result from loss of function in some gene (usually a repressor) and not due to acquisition of new genetic information...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Increasing Information For Genetic Algorithm
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