What is an initiation sequence?

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What is an initiation sequence?

Post by neon » Tue May 30, 2006 12:08 pm

Is it a stretch of DNA that identifies where transcription should begin?

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Post by oppox » Wed May 31, 2006 5:16 pm

yea its a short sequence in the DNA that RNA polymerase recoqnizes,
its called a promotor site, for an example the TATA box (TATAA).

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