Under what conditions does the trp repressor block transcription of the trp operon?

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The trp repressor blocks transcription of the trp operon when the repressor binds to tryptophan. The trp repressor or the tryptophan repressor is a transcription factor that is involved in controlling amino acid metabolism. In the trp operon, tryptophan binds to the repressor protein thus effectively blocking gene transcription.


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