Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

Using a drug to freeze RNA polymerase II on Drosophila DNA, researchers found that transcription could not continue.

By | October 1, 2017

During gene expression, multiple RNA polymerase II enzymes commonly transcribe a gene simultaneously.

© PENS AND BEETLES STUDIOSBut if a polymerase pauses on the gene, no new transcription is initiated until it restarts.


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