Average rRNA chain elongation rate

Value 85 nucleotides/sec Range: 80-90 nucleotides/sec
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Dennis PP, Ehrenberg M, Fange D, Bremer H. Varying Rate of RNA Chain Elongation during rrn Transcription in Escherichia coli. Journal of Bacteriology (2009) vol. 191 (11) pp. 3740-3746PubMed ID19329648
Comments On average, rRNA chains elongate at a rate of 80 to 90 nucleotides (nt) per s, and the transcription of an entire rrn operon takes about 60 s (at 37°C).
Entered by enature
ID 105449