transcription attenuation

transcription attenuation

[tranz¦krip·shən a‚ten·yə′wā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
A form of gene expression regulation in bacteria whereby transcription is terminated shortly after it begins by preventing its continuation beyond the attenuator site.
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