Figure 7.20. A reporter gene.

Figure 7.20A reporter gene

The open reading frame of the reporter gene replaces the open reading frame of the gene being studied. The result is that the reporter gene is placed under control of the regulatory sequences that usually dictate the expression pattern of the test gene. For more information on these regulatory sequences, see Sections 9.2 and 9.3. Note that the reporter gene strategy assumes that the important regulatory sequences do indeed lie upstream of the gene. This is not always the case for eukaryotic genes.

From: Chapter 7, Understanding a Genome Sequence

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