Fig. 9: Small RNA (sRNA)

During translational control of enzyme synthesis, bacteria produce small RNA (sRNA) molecules that are complementary to an early portion of the mRNA coding for the enzyme. When the small RNA binds to the mRNA by complementary base pairing, ribosomes cannot attach, the mRNA cannot be translated, and the enzyme is not made.

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