||Bacteria Escherichia coli
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||Researchers used synthetic operons to systematically examine
whether the number, length, or order of the genes in an
operon modulates gene expression.
||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.