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Figure 3

From: Hierarchy of non-glucose sugars in Escherichia coli

Figure 3

Two possible regulatory mechanisms that can implement a hierarchal decision in sugar utilization. a) Hierarchy can be obtained if CRP shows differential regulation for the different sugar systems so that the induction curves of each system as a function of CRP-cAMP activity are separated. b) Hierarchy can also be obtained by cross regulation so that systems lower in the hierarchy are directly repressed, for example by the sugar-specific transcription factors of the better sugar systems.

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