Question

What ENERGY drives the TRANSCRIPTION reaction forward?

What energy drives the transcription reaction forward?

a. The release of high-energy electrons from cofactors associated with RNA polymerase

b. The energy from ATP formation

c. The hydrolysis of high-energy bonds of ribonucleoside triphosphates during elongation

d. None of the above

im not sure if its ATP, GTP, etc? please choice which letter is correct. and explain if you can. thank you :)

Answers

A nucleotide has 3 phosphate right next to each other. They all carry a negative charge on the oxygen. They would rather repel themselves so when you add nucleotides the hydrolysis of these bond creates the energy needed for transcription

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c. The hydrolysis of high-energy bonds of ribonucleoside triphosphates during elongation

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