regulatory gene


regulatory gene
noun
a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene
Syn: ↑regulator gene
Hypernyms: ↑gene, ↑cistron, ↑factor
Part Holonyms: ↑operon

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noun or regulator gene
: a gene that regulates the expression of one or more structural genes by controlling the production of a protein (as a genetic repressor) which regulates their rate of transcription

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Genetics.
any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.
[1960-65]

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regulatory gene noun (biology)
A gene whose product controls the expression of other genes (cf ↑structural gene)
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Main Entry:regular

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regulatory gene,
the part of an operon that regulates the structural genes; operator gene: »

The first known class consists of structural genes, which determine the amino acid sequence and three-dimensional shape of proteins; the second is regulatory genes, which specify whether structural genes will function and therefore control the rate of enzyme synthesis (Science News).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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