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While the mechanics and regulation of RNA synthesis share similarities between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, there are also several key differences between the processes in each type of organism. Indicate whether each statement below describes transcription in prokaryotes or in eukaryotes.

Prokaryotic Transcription

Eukaryotic Transcription

Occurs in the cytoplasm.

Occurs in the nucleus.

Allows for the synthesis of polycistronic mRNA.

May be regulated by DNA sequences located far away from the promoter.

Allows for translation to begin on an mRNA molecule whose synthesis is not yet complete.

Produces RNA transcripts that require processing before translation.

Produces highly unstable mRNA molecules.

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