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rRNA transcription rate in Escherichia coli.

By S L Gotta, O L Miller and S L French


The rate of in vivo transcription elongation for Escherichia coli rRNA operons was determined by electron microscopy following addition of rifampin to log-phase cultures. Direct observation of RNA polymerase positions along rRNA operons 30, 40, and 70 s after inhibition of transcription initiation yielded a transcription elongation rate of 42 nucleotides per s

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1991
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