how fast are genes?

Johnjoe McFadden j.mcfadden at
Mon Mar 17 12:25:01 EST 1997

Does anybody know how fast genetic information may be transcribed and then
translated, in prokaryotes and eukaryotes?

A related question is how much time needs to elapse from a mutation to a

I guess this will depend on the type of mutation - most would require a DNA
replication step - how fast is that?



Johnjoe McFadden, PhD
Molecular Microbiology Group
School of Biological Sceinces
University of Surrey,
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH, UK.

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