Number of RNA polymerases transcribing simultaneously lacZ gene when fully induced

Value 23 molecules
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Benno Muller-hill, 1996, The Lac Operon: A Short History Of A Genetic Paradigm, Publisher: Walter de Gruyter. Berlin. New York. Part 3.2 pp.134
Primary Source Kennell D, Riezman H. 1977. Transcription and translation initiation frequencies of the Escherichia coli lac operon. J. Mol. Biol. 114:1–21PubMed ID409848
Method Fully induced lac system at 37 degrees. Calculated using (1) every 1.7 seconds one transcript is initiated from each fully induced or constitutive lac promoter.(2) LacZ gene is 3075 bps long
Entered by Uri M
ID 102078