How does the binding of the lac inducer alter transcription of the operon genes? I need help with this biology question.

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The transcription of genes in the lac operon is due to the lac repressor. We can summarize its activity as follows:

1. Lac repressor can be active or inactive. It is active if no lactose is present in the system. 

2. The active lac repressor binds to...

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