François Jacob explains why Jacques Monod chose to work with the lactose system.
FranÃ§ois Jacob's letter to Matt Meselson about his planned trip to Meselson's lab.
François Jacob talks about how enzyme production was viewed at the time they were beginning their experiments.
Francois Jacob and Jaçques Monod figured out how bacteria controlled the production of an enzyme called beta-galactosidase. This system of feedback and negative regulation became the lac operon and was the first model for the control of protein productio
François Jacob talks about how he and Jacques Monod named messenger RNA.
The first model for the control of protein production was the lac operon. This system of feedback and negative regulation is used by bacteria, however, the general principles also apply to higher organisms. Another method of protein regulation involves
François Jacob and Jacques Monod were the first to discover how genes were turned on and off.
François Jacob talks about bacterial mutants that could not metabolize lactose. Using these mutants, Jacob and Monod figured out how protein production is controlled.
Genes can be turned on and off.
FranÃ§ois Jacob talks about molecules thought to be unique to species