Escherichia coli RNA-polymerase binding sites on DNA are only 14 base pairs long and are located between sequences that are very rich in AplusT.

Abstract

E. coli DNA-dependent RNA-polymerase binding sites on DNAs of T5, T7, and lambda coliphages have been isolated according to three different methods in order to analyze the binding sites themselves as well as the nearest neighboring regions. It is shown that the binding sites are regions that are rather rich in G+C, are about 14 base pairs long and are located between DNA sequences highly enriched in A+T. The biological implications of this result are discussed.

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@article{Giacomoni1974EscherichiaCR, title={Escherichia coli RNA-polymerase binding sites on DNA are only 14 base pairs long and are located between sequences that are very rich in AplusT.}, author={P. U. Giacomoni and J Y. Le Talaer and Jean-Bernard Le Pecq}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1974}, volume={71 8}, pages={3091-5} }