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RNA in control

In bacteria, some messenger RNAs can sense the need for their protein product and accordingly regulate expression of their own genes. A similar type of RNA regulation has now been revealed in higher organisms.

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Figure 1: Regulation of gene expression by riboswitches in Neurospora crassa.


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