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OVERVIEW
Flythrough Tour
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MOLECULAR PROCESSES
Transcription
Regulated Transcription
mRNA Processing
mRNA Splicing
Translation
Lac Operon
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CELLULAR PROCESSES
Protein Trafficking
Protein Modification
Protein Recycling
Insulin Signaling
Constitutive Secretion
Regulated Secretion
Mitochondrial Protein Transport
Mitosis
Meiosis
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CELLULAR ENERGY CONVERSION
Atp Synthase (Gradients)
Electron Transport Chain
Photosynthesis (Light Reaction)
Photosystem II
Glycolysis (Overview)
Glycolysis (Reactions)
Citric Acid Cycle (Overview)
Citric Acid Cycle (Reactions)
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Introducing: The Lac Operon

The Lac Operon is an example of an inducible system of gene expression. Its default state is to be inactive. Only when the right catalyst is added to the system, in this case the sugar lactose, is the process activated, allowing the genes in question to be expressed.

   
   

An overview of the lac operon system and its key components.

 

An in-depth look at the major players and events that control the lac operon system.

 

An embedded Flash movie version of the lac operon animation.