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Got Operons? Big Economic Gain in Co-transcribing Proteins in Complexes

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Every choice has its trade-offs, and while the advantages of many choices are easy to discern, other situations require closer analysis. In a paper just released by mBio, scientists have modeled the economic trade-offs involved in putting genes in an operon, and they’ve shed some light on why it is that microbes like bacteria and archaea so often bundle their genes like this while eukaryotes, for the most part, do not.
Click on the link above to read more on mBio's blog, mBiosphere…
 
 

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