Genes can be turned on and off.
François Jacob (1953) and Jacques Monod
Barbara McClintock (L) and Jacques Monod (R) at a Cold Spring Harbor meeting, 1946.
(L-R) Jacques Monod, Peter Lengyel, Walter Gibert, Luigi Gorini at a Cold Spring Harbor Meeting, 1966.
(L-R) Jacques Monod, Peter Lengyel, Walter Gibert, Luigi Gorini discussing ideas at a Cold Spring Harbor Meeting, 1966.
François Jacob talks about how he and Jacques Monod named messenger RNA.
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 explains why Jacques Monod chose to work with the lactose system.
Jacques Monod and François Jacob were the first to discover how genes were turned on and off.
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