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Problem: Microbiologists describe the processes of transcription and translation as “coupled” in bacterial cells. This term indicates that a bacterial mRNA can be undergoing transcription at the same time that it also is undergoing translation.a. How is coupling of transcription and translation possible in bacteria?b. Is coupling of transcription and translation possible in single-celled eukaryotes such as yeast? Why or why not?

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Microbiologists describe the processes of transcription and translation as “coupled” in bacterial cells. This term indicates that a bacterial mRNA can be undergoing transcription at the same time that it also is undergoing translation.

a. How is coupling of transcription and translation possible in bacteria?

b. Is coupling of transcription and translation possible in single-celled eukaryotes such as yeast? Why or why not?

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