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ComEC is an essential protein for the uptake of DNA during transformation, a process that allows genetic material to move from the environment into the chromosome of a recipient cell. comEB, the gene immediately upstream from comEC must be transcribed into messenger RNA to enable the transcription of comEC, although the ComEB protein itself is dispensable for transformation.

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This page is a summary of: ComEB protein is dispensable for the transformation but must be translated for the optimal synthesis of comEC, Molecular Microbiology, February 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14690.
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