Problem: What is meant by a repressible operon? In the case of the trp operon, how is repression exerted? If someone asked you to genetically engineer a strain of E. coli to produce large amounts of tryptophan, what would be the easiest way to do that?

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Repressible operon are proteins that inhibits gene transcription. In case of trp operon is repressed in the presence of tryptophan. 

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What is meant by a repressible operon? In the case of the trp operon, how is repression exerted? If someone asked you to genetically engineer a strain of E. coli to produce large amounts of tryptophan, what would be the easiest way to do that?

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