Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th Edition

Published by Garland Science
ISBN 10: 0815344325
ISBN 13: 978-0-81534-432-2

Chapter 5 - End-of-Chapter - Problems - Page 296: 5-2



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The answer is true because if every 10 bp that polymerase transcribes has to make 1 revolution, then, in theory, for 500 bp, it should be 500bp x 1 revolution divided by 10bp = 50 revolutions per second. If 1 minute has 60 seconds, then in 1 minute the polymerase should made 50 revolutions per 60 seconds= 3000.
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