Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 16: Control of Gene Expression

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 16
  • Understand how regulatory proteins work and why gene control is necessary for a cell’s survival.
  • Differentiate between transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of gene regulation.
  • Know how RNA polymerase is linked to control of transcription.
  • List the four primary kinds of structural motifs and delineate their modes of action.
  • Differentiate between repressors and activators, using the lac operon as an example.
  • Describe the two primary kinds of transcription factors in eukaryotes.
  • Understand how eukaryotic chromosome structure is associated with gene regulation.
  • Know how a primary transcript is processed to effect post-transcriptional gene control.
  • Differentiate between introns and exons.
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