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Tata box

TATA box

(Science: molecular biology) A consensus sequence found in the promoter region of most genes transcribed by eukaryotic rNA polymerase II. Found about 25 nucleotides before the site of initiation of transcription and has the consensus sequence: 5' TATAAAA 3'. This sequence seems to be important in determining accurately the position at which transcription is initiated.


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The question about TATA sequence flexibility

Good day :) We know that: The TATA box is the sequence in DNA found in the promoter region of genes in archaea and eukaryotes that is responsible ...

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by Fantomas
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:57 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: The question about TATA sequence flexibility
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Views: 1693

what is the difference between promoter and enhancer

... to happen. They usually have sequences called consensus sequence like TATA box in eukaryote or prinbow box in prokaryotes, which initiates the transcription by unwinding ...

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by genetherapy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: what is the difference between promoter and enhancer
Replies: 3
Views: 5115

RNA Transcription and Sigma Factor

... What sequences does a sigma factor recognize? I want to say it uses the TATA box in Eukaryots so it recognizes TATA and similar sequences obviously. Is that correct? Also, ...

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by vashp2029
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: RNA Transcription and Sigma Factor
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Views: 2541

promoter, enhancer, regulatory region

... the gene. Usually this is at the beginning of the gene (upstream). The TATA box is a good example of a promoter region. It is the region that 'promotes' the transcription ...

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by kolean
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:54 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: promoter, enhancer, regulatory region
Replies: 4
Views: 14224

Re: mapping of genes

... in sequences of promoters:-35 and -10 regions in Bacteria and TATA box (-30) in eukaryotes.So you could scan on computer the whole genome..also search for ORF(open ...

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by zami'87.
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: mapping of genes
Replies: 3
Views: 1610
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