5. Control of Gene Expression

  1. Christopher A. Cullis

Published Online: 26 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471488577.ch5

Plant Genomics and Proteomics

Plant Genomics and Proteomics

How to Cite

Cullis, C. A. (2003) Control of Gene Expression, in Plant Genomics and Proteomics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471488577.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 24 DEC 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471373148

Online ISBN: 9780471488576



  • promoters;
  • enhancers;
  • introns;
  • chromatin structure


Control of gene expression is an essential element for appropriate development. This is mainly achieved at the level of transcription. It involves both cis- and transacting-acting factors. The identification and characterization of these factors will enhance the development of gene finding programs that can be used to scan genomic sequences. Chromatin structure also has a role in mediating the control of transcription of various regions of the genome.