It seems I have a misunderstanding here. The TRP operon is what is used to signify the cell to produce tryptophan, and the repressor is what stops that from happening is what I believe to be the case. However, if the shape of the repressor is altered, then would this cause it to be unable to...
Hey thanks for your reply. The question actually asks if the mutation would inhibit the operon from committing its task, so i have to base my answer on that. That is why I believe it will be unable to metabolize it any longer, which it owuld appear that would lead to its death.
I think i will...
"Based on your understanding of gene regulation in the cell and the function of the trp operon, describe how this process would be affected if there was a mutation in the operator region so that the operator could not carry out its function."
also, just another question...
5) Examine the following sequence:
5' GAATTC 3'
3' CTTAAG 5'
If this sequence was disgested with an enzyme (ex. ECOri) which cut between the guanine and adenine bases on which would it have?
A) 3' overhang
B) Blunt ends
C) 5' overhang
D) Any of these