Once the RNA polymerase/sigma factor
complex recognizes the correct promoter, the sigma factor dissociate from the
RNA polymerase and the enzyme begins to unwind the helix of the DNA creating a
region of nonpaired deoxyribonucleotides that serve as a template for RNA synthesis.
Unwinding of the DNA Helix by
GIF Animation of Replication of Leading and Lagging
DNA Strands .gif by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology,
The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: July, 2018
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