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27 January, 00:41

An mRNA containing information from more than one gene.

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  1. 27 January, 02:38
    Polycistronic mRNAs


    Normally In Eukaryotic cells the messenger RNAs (mRNA) only contain the information to produce a protein, these mRNAs are known as monocistronic.

    In Prokaryotes, the transcription system is usually polycistronic, this means that a mRNA have the information to encode two or more genes.

    As an interesting example of the co-evolution of Eukaryotes, the mitochondrial genome has polycistronic genes.
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