P L Tavormina

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Numerous physical and genetic approaches have identified residues in the alpha, beta, beta' and sigma subunits of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase that are involved in transcriptional processes; in contrast, relatively little data exist to demonstrate interacting regions within or between the subunits themselves. As a means of identifying regions in the beta(More)
The beta subunit of prokaryotic RNA polymerase shares significant sequence similarity with its eukaryotic and archaeal counterparts across most of the protein. Nine segments of particularly high similarity have been identified and are termed segments A through I. We have isolated severely defective Escherichia coli RNA polymerase mutants, most of which are(More)
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