The trp operon is a DNA sequence that regulates the synthesis of tryptophan in E.coli.
In this assignment, demonstrate your understanding of the trp operon by completing a problem set.
Your task is to complete the questions in the problem set. Read each question carefully to ensure your answers include all the required information.
How does gene regulation involving the trp repressor protein differ from what you observed with the lac repressor in the previous lesson? (2 points)
Based on your understanding of gene regulation in the cell and the function of the trp operon, describe how this process would be affected if there was a mutation in the operator region so that the operator could not carry out its function. (4 points)
What would be the result in this process of a genetic mutation that altered the shape of the trp repressor protein? (4 points)
Your submission should include the following: