Questions tagged [transcription]

The process that produces a complementary strand of RNA from a section of DNA or (rarely) other RNA.

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How does RNA polymerase achieve higher processivity?

DNA polymerase uses a sliding clamp in order to replicate DNA. RNA polymerase does not require one. What allows RNA polymerase to hold on to DNA just like DNA polymerase?
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Mechanism of RNA synthesis by RNA polymerase [closed]

I want to study the mechanism involved in RNA polymerase's catalysis in E.coli. Things like: How does it bind to the promoter? How does it unwind the DNA? How does each component of the enzyme ...
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Control of gene expression

Eukaryotes have many genes, so how does RNA polymerase recognize a gene needed to be transcripted?
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Are there any particular chemicals that initiate either DNA replication or Transcription ? [closed]

When does the nucleus of a cell "know" when to bind DNA nucleotides ( for Replication ) or RNA nucleotides ( for Transcription ). From what i read, they're both structurally different and free ...
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Why does RNA synthesis in E.coli begin with a Purine?

From Berg's Biochemistry: Most newly synthesized RNA chains carry a highly distinctive tag on the 5′ end: the first base at that end is either pppG or pppA. Is there a reason why the synthesis ...

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