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Referring to fully processed mRNA that codes for a single protein.
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This process has the characteristics of a nested transcript and when this transcription is done on one gene, it is known as monocistronic translation.
In the well-studied asexual blood stages, cyclic monocistronic gene activation occurs at the transcriptional level; however, relatively few transcription factors have been identified, thus other types of regulatory processes that contribute to this coordinated gene expression are believed to exist.
This is not possible in eukaryotes because only the AUG site nearest the 5' terminus of the mRNA can be used to initiate polypeptide synthesis; thus eukaryotic mRNA is monocistronic.