Lactose acts as the inducer molecule in the following way

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Lactose acts as the inducer molecule in the following way: In the  absence of lactose, a regulator gene produces a repressor, and the  repressor binds to a control region called the operator.  This binding prevents the structural genes from encoding the enzyme 
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Unformatted text preview: for lactose digestion. When lactose is present, however, it binds to the repressor and thereby removes the repressor at the operator site. With the operator site free, the structural genes are free to produce their lactose-digesting enzyme....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.

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