In E Coli, what happens when glucose levels fall?


In E Coli, what happens when glucose levels fall?


The lac of operon is an operon that is necessary for the metabolism of lactose. The lac operon codes the gene for breaking down lactose, as well as transporting lactose into the cell to be used by the bacteria.

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When glucose levels fall in E coli, the E coli lac operon will activate. However, E coli need two things to occur before the lac operon fully turns...

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