antitermination


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an·ti·ter·min·a·tion

(an'tē-ter-min-ā'shŭn),
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.

an·ti·ter·min·a·tion

(an'tē-tĕr-mi-nā'shŭn)
A state of bacterial RNA polymerase wherein it is resistant to pause, arrest, or termination signals.
See also: hesitant, overdrive

antitermination

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.
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Upon annotation, they showed the presence of phage-associated genes in the proximity of vtx2f including those encoding the antitermination protein Q, the lysis protein S, a phage terminase, an integrase, and tail-assembly proteins.
In Southern California Indian Country two distinct interpretations of termination arose, as did two political grassroots organizations: pro- and antitermination.
The life of phages is discussed in contributions on DNA packaging in double-stranded DNA phages, general aspects of lysogeny, gene regulatory circuitry of phage lambda, regulation of lambda gene expression by transcription termination and antitermination, and phage lysis.
Antitermination tribes managed to keep their lands under federal trust protection.
There was no middle ground for opinions regarding termination: you were either pro- or antitermination, and this resulted in fractures in family groups and factionalism between tribal relations.