Prokarytoic Promoters

The promoter positions are given by their distances from the actual start of transcription, and are named after consensus DNA sequence motifs common in these regions. The -10 promoter is called the TATA box and the -35 promoter the CAT box.

Figure © 2012 TA Brown, Introduction to Genetics (1st ed.); additional text © 2012 by Steven M. Carr