Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

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

Sep 30, 2017
Shawna Williams

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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