ribosome binding site


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ribosome binding site

The base sequence on a MESSENGER RNA molecule to which a RIBOSOME attaches.

ribosome binding site (RBS)

in prokaryotes, a short NUCLEOTIDE sequence UPSTREAM of a GENE, which, after TRANSCRIPTION, forms the site on mRNA which binds to RIBOSOMES in order to initiate TRANSLATION. The start codon for translation is normally a few nucleotides DOWNSTREAM of the SHINE-DALGARNO SEQUENCE which is within the ribosome binding site.
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Ermakov et al., "Metabolic pathway optimization using ribosome binding site variants and combinatorial gene assembly," Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol.
Other elements include a selectable marker for selection of plant cells comprising a plastid expressing the marker and DNA regions of homology to the genome of the plastid and optionally a ribosome binding site joined to the promoter.
Primers (200ug/ml) were designed flanking the c1 gene and contained a ribosome binding site upstream of the c1 gene start codon (Figure 3).