Transcription and RNA Processing

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What is the difference between intrinsic and Rho-Dependent termination?


Intrinsic (or rho-independent) termination is when the RNA forms a hairpin structure which displaces RNA Polymerase and stops transcription. Rho-dependent termination occurs when the rho protein disassociates the RNA Polymerase and moves it off of the template.

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