Evolutionary selection between alternative modes of gene regulation.

@article{Gerland2009EvolutionarySB,
  title={Evolutionary selection between alternative modes of gene regulation.},
  author={Ulrich Gerland and Terence Hwa},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 22},
  pages={8841-6}
}
Microorganisms employ a wealth of gene regulatory mechanisms to adjust their growth programs to variations in the environment. It was pointed out long ago [Savageau M (1977) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 74: 5647-5651] that the particular mode of gene regulation employed may be correlated with the "demand" on the regulated gene, i.e., how frequently the gene… CONTINUE READING