Unformatted text preview: mRNA and translational mechanisms control the synthesis of protein after mRNA has been produced. Operons Operons are groups of genes that function to produce proteins needed by the cell. There are two different kinds of genes in operons : Structural genes code for proteins needed for the normal operation of the cell. For example, they may be proteins needed for the breakdown of sugars. The structural genes are grouped together and a single mRNA molecule is produced during their transcription. Regulator genes code for proteins that regulate other genes. Operons have not been found in eukaryotes ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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