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Termination of transcription

As with other translation and transcription processes, the termination point for transcription is indicated by a standard motif in the dsDNA molecule, in this case a hairpin-loop structure recognizable as a region of two-fold symmetry. The 2 x 6bp has a standard motif that produces a self-complementary CG-rich region in the RNA transcript, with mutational variants in various genes.

Figure © 2010 PJ Russell, iGenetics 3rd ed.; all text material © 2010 by Steven M. Carr