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Francois Jacob and drawing

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Francois Jacob draws out the control mechanism he co-discovered. In the 1960s, the control of protein production was figured out for a sugar metabolic pathway in bacteria. Bacteria turn on the production of an enzyme called beta-galactosidase when the sugar galactose is a food source. The mechanics of this type of genetic control are applicable to single-celled organisms like bacteria. However, the general principles of how genetic control works also apply to higher-order cells.
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single celled organisms,beta galactosidase,francois jacob,jacob francois,metabolic pathway,protein production,genetic control,galactose,control mechanism,food source,general principles,bacteria,1960s,mechanics,cells,drawing
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