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11 Cards in this Set

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A gene that codes for an (antisense) RNA that has a complementary sequence to an RNA that is its target.
antisense gene
The regulation of bacterial operons by controlling termination of transcription at a site located before the first structural gene.
A terminator sequence at which attenuation occurs.
The ability of a transgene (usually in plants) to inhibit expression of the corresponding endogenous gene.
The product that would result from translation of a short coding sequence used to regulate transcription of the tryptophan operon by controlling ribosome movement.
leader peptide
Very short RNAs that may regulate gene expression.
The inhibition of movement that occurs when a ribosome reaches a codon for which there is no corresponding charged aminoacyl-tRNA.
ribosome stalling
A catalytic RNA whose activity responds to a small ligand.
The technique in which double-strand RNA is introduced into cells to eliminate or reduce the activity of a target gene. It is caused by using sequences complementary to the double-stranded RNA sequences to trigger degradation of the mRNA of the gene.
RNA interference (RNAi)
The ability of a dsRNA to suppress expression of the corresponding gene systemically in a plant.
RNA silencing
A small bacterial RNA that functions as a regulator of gene expression.