Regulation of Gene Expression

Authored by: M. Pátek

Handbook of Corynebacterium glutamicum

Print publication date:  March  2005
Online publication date:  March  2005

Print ISBN: 9780849318214
eBook ISBN: 9781420039696
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420039696.ch5

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Abstract

Corynebacterium glutamicum, like other organisms, must react to changes in its environment to ensure that nutrition sources will be utilized economically and that the cell will adapt to various conditions. To meet these demands, the cell is equipped with numerous types of control over its metabolic activities. The primary and major point of control of gene expression is transcription initiation, which represents the first step in the flow of genetic information. Since most examples of regulation of gene expression in C. glutamicum describe transcriptional control, the main focus of this chapter is this level of regulation.

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