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Unformatted text preview: either with the
help of a protein called "rho" (ρ ), or in a
In the latter case, intramolecular
complementarity (an inverted-repeat
sequence or palindrome) iin the DNA
produces a hair-pin loop in the RNA.
The DNA/RNA hybrid at the end of this
palindrome consists of a series of U=A base
pairs, which are the most unstable (lowest
-∆ G value) of all possible base pair
The weakness of these bonds causes the
RNA to dissociate from the DNA and pull out
BIS101001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez ©2013
BIS101001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez of the RNAP-DNA complex. 26 Rho-dependent Termination Rho-dependent termination
involves the binding of rho
protein to the rho utili...
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