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A process of bacterial RNA polymerase wherein it is resistant to pause, arrest, or termination signals. It is an important control mechanism in the reproduction of some bacteriophages. See also: hesitant, overdrive.
A state of bacterial RNA polymerase wherein it is resistant to pause, arrest, or termination signals. See also: hesitant, overdrive
a process in which RNA POLYMERASE does not recognize a normal TRANSCRIPTION termination signal at the end of a GENE or OPERON during transcription and so transcribes the DNA beyond the terminator. Antitermination provides a means of regulating the EXPRESSION of genes.