Eukaryotic and prokaryotic gene structure
journal contributionposted on 2021-01-20, 08:07 authored by Thomas ShafeeThomas Shafee, Rohan LoweRohan Lowe
Genes consist of multiple sequence elements that together encode the functional product and regulate its expression. Despite their fundamental importance, there are few freely available diagrams of gene structure. Presented here are two figures that summarise the different structures found in eukaryotic and prokaryotic genes. Common gene structural elements are colour-coded by their function in regulation, transcription, or translation.