Increase in gene expression for each 1,000 nucleotides of transcription distance

Value 40 %
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Lim HN, Lee Y, Hussein R. Fundamental relationship between operon organization and gene expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jun 28 108(26):10626-31. p.10629 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID21670266
Method Researchers used synthetic operons to systematically examine whether the number, length, or order of the genes in an operon modulates gene expression.
Comments Transcription distance is the distance between the start of a gene and the end of the operon. I.e., the greater the transcription distance, the closer the beginning of the gene is to the beginning of the operon.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107513