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Brenner, S., W. Dove, I Herskowitz, and R. Thomas, 1990. Genes and development: Molecular and logical themes. Genetics 126: 479-486. A discussion of Jacob and Monod’s experiments, operons, and ideas about eukaryotic gene regulation written before many of the details about eukaryotic networks were known.
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Müller-Hill, Benno. The lac operon. New York:: Walter de Gruyter, 1996.
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Additional Reading for Boxes:
Kolter, R. and Yanofsky, C., 1982. Attenuation in amino acid biosynthetic operons. Annual review of genetics, 16(1), pp.113-134.
Yanofsky, C., 2000. Transcription attenuation: once viewed as a novel regulatory strategy. Journal of bacteriology, 182(1), pp.1-8.
Monod, Jacques. "The growth of bacterial cultures." Annual Reviews in Microbiology 3.1 (1949): 371-394.