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So are archae supposed to be treated as eukaryotes when looking at translational and transcriptional processes or are they still going to be treated as prokaryotes meaning they'll look for shine-dalgarno sequences, have core enzymes, etc?


Only worry about the differences for archaea that were pointed out in lecture. For example, archaea use regular unmodified methionine instead of fMet as the first amino acids in their polypeptides. Archaea have circular genomes, so overall replication in archaea will resemble that of bacteria. Prof. Mehrtens did not describe how transcription initiates in archaea or anything about ribosomal subunits for translation, so instead focus on the differences between bacteria and eukaryotes that were described in lecture. 

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