Advanced Regulatory Topics

  • Edward A. Birge


Although much of the discussion to this point has dealt with regulation, the regulation has been of a relatively simple type. There has been a single operon, one or two promoters, and a single repressor or activator complex. In many instances cells need to be able to coordinate and/or to sequence the activities of a wide variety of diverse functions in order to achieve an appropriate response to an environmental stimulus. This chapter deals primarily with some methods used by Bacteria to accomplish these goals, although some Archaea are included.


Heat Shock Protein Mother Cell Sigma Factor Heat Shock Gene Anabaena Variabilis 
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  • Edward A. Birge
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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