0
$\begingroup$

In the presence of both sugars (glucose and lactose) will there be repression of the lac operon completely?

I know that more glucose means less cAMP --> less CAP --> less positive regulation, and thus less lac operon, but does that mean there will be repression of the lac operon?

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ There is never a complete absence of glucose in a living being; the issue is with the amount available and amount required difference. This difference determines the rate of expression of the Lac genes after the lac repressor has been inactivated due to the presence of lactose. $\endgroup$ – Atajera Jan 8 at 20:01
0
$\begingroup$

According to Molecular biology of the gene by James Watson, in pence of both glucose and lactose, the lac operon has a basal level of transcription. However, when only lactose is present, the operon has an activated level of transcription, due to the CAP mechanism.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.