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.
Transcription is under control of the enzyme RNA polymerase which is not shown
Transcription of mRNA Complementary
GIF Animation of Transcription of mRNA Complementary
to DNA .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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