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Unformatted text preview: catabolic pathways, breaking down a nutrient into simpler molecules. b. Is the repressor protein produced in an active or inactive form? The repressor is produced in an active form. c. How does the repressor change from active to inactive? The presence of allolactose causes the repressor to become inactive by binding to the active site and changing the shape of the repressor, making it unable to bind to the operator. 3. What advantages are gained by having genes organized into operons? There is one single switch which the cell uses to control the production of many genes. The cell only allows production when the cell needs it so it does not expend unneeded energy. 1...
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