Nucleotide misincorporation rate in transcription

Value 1e-4 mismatch/nucleotide
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Hani S. Zaher and Rachel Green, Fidelity at the Molecular Level: Lessons from Protein Synthesis. Cell Volume 136, Issue 4, 20 February 2009, Pages 746-762 p.746 left column top paragraphPubMed ID19239893
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Method (Primary source Rosenberger RF, Foskett summary): "The residual ß-galactosidase activity in strains carrying lacZ 2 or the same allele with a rho mutation indicate an RNA polymerase error rate of 1.4x10^-4."
Comments P.746 left column top paragraph: "Transcription and translation proceed with considerably lower levels of fidelity [than DNA replication], with misincorporation rates of 1 in 10^4 and 1 in 10^3–10^4, respectively (primary sources)." This level of accuracy is lower than that of DNA replication and similar to that of translation. See BNID 105212
Entered by Uri M
ID 103453