Lac Operon

Basic starting points for Lac Operon

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  • Created on: 16-05-11 17:37

Lac Operon

What

  • Section of bacterial DNA
  • Switches on genes [for production of lactose enzyme]

How

  • Repressor molecule stops transcription
  • Lactose binds to repressor - repressor changes shape

Why

  • No energy wastage 

- [bacteria doesn't make enzymes that have no substrate]

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