Operon meaning

ŏpə-rŏn
A unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and one or more structural genes that are transcribed together.
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A cluster of genes controlled by a regulatory gene, that functions as a coordinated unit.
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A unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and one or more structural genes that are transcribed together.
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A sequence of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner, consisting of an operator, a promoter, and one or more structural genes that are transcribed together. Operons were first found in prokaryotes.
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A unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and structural genes that are transcribed together.
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Origin of operon

  • oper(ator) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition