IPTG mimics allolactase, a lac operon inducer, and is commonly used in scientific research to create proteins.Â ItÂ does not break down as allolactase would, keeping protein creation in steady production depending on IPTG concentration. Below are recent scientific articles that highlight some IPTG's applications in current research, and some of the future of its use. Novel sRNAS in E. coli Who:Â Geunu...
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