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Puromycin is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is conferred by _______ gene.

(a) streptococcal

(b) bacilovirus

(c) streptomyces

(d) both streptococcal and streptomyces

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Right choice is (c) streptomyces

To explain: Puromycin is a protein synthesis inhibitor and is conferred by streptomyces gene. It does so by encoding puromycin-N-acetyltransferase.

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