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Transcription unit



A stretch of DNA being transcribed into an RNA molecule.


Transcription units are mapped by kinetic studies of rRNA synthesis. It can also be visualized by electron microscopy.

See also: transcription

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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... system for the manufacturing of proteins. This process starts with Transcription. This is the first step in decoding a cell's genetic information. ... what?)another Protein. That is why I argue that the Cell is the basic unit of life. I really don't see what the difficulty is in understanding ...

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by scottie
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
Replies: 26
Views: 34543

Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... not make the slightest difference whether the gene is a hypothetical unit, or whether the gene is a material particle.” [2]. Nevertheless, many ... however, the absence of certain key biochemical processes, such as transcription and translation, makes reading the code (like checking books ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 38906

Translation of proteins

... OK so before the translation of proteins the you first need to have the transcription phase. This is occurs when an enzyme(helixase) splits a strand ... the gene and exist via the nuclear pore and binds to the smaller sub unit of a ribosome. The ribosome then reads the information on the mRNA sequentially ...

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by ccBiologist
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Translation of proteins
Replies: 1
Views: 1908

Streptococcus A question

... downstream of sof. The two genes were found expressed in the same transcription unit and sfbX was present only in sof positive isolates. Recombinant SfbX bound to immobolized ...

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by biology_06er
Wed May 25, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Streptococcus A question
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... have even led to recommendations that higher-than-family taxonomic units should be avoided altogether (Goldbach, 1992). The inappropriateness ... of feline coronaviruses : comparative sequence analysis of the ORF7a}7b transcription unit of different biotypes. Virology 212, 622±631. CFEB M. ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
Views: 44110
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