# What's enhancer fusion?

1. Nov 12, 2012

### hivesaeed4

Also how is it different (if at all) from promoter fusion?

2. Nov 13, 2012

### atyy

Fusion just means you make a single DNA sequence by joining 2 or more other sequences. If one of the sequences is an enhancer, then the resulting joined sequence is an enhancer fusion. If one of the sequences is a promoter, then the resulting joined sequence is a promoter-fusion. You can, of course, get promoter-enhancer fusions, eg. "The process was analysed in transgenic flies carrying beta 1 enhancer-hsp70 promoter-lacZ fusion constructs."

There isn't a strict distinction between promoters and enhancers.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21745/#A2566

Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
3. Nov 13, 2012

### hivesaeed4

Thanks a bunch.