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op·er·on

 (ŏp′ə-rŏn′)
n.
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.

operon

(ˈɒpəˌrɒn)
n
(Genetics) genetics a group of adjacent genes in bacteria functioning as a unit, consisting of structural genes and an operator
[C20: from operate]

op•er•on

(ˈɒp əˌrɒn)

n.
a set of two or more adjacent cistrons whose transcription is under the coordinated control of a promoter, an operator, and a regulator gene.
[< French opéron (1960), derivative of opérer to work]
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Noun1.operon - a segment of DNA containing adjacent genes including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene
operator gene - a gene that activates the production of messenger RNA by adjacent structural genes
regulator gene, regulatory gene - a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"
Translations
opéron

op·er·on

n. operon, sistema de genes combinados en el cual el gen operador regula los demás genes estructurales.
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phagocytophilum 16S rRNA gene, ankA, groESL operon, and msp2.
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Boston) reflects on his work with the lac operon and how it came to be used to study multiple aspects of protein behavior.
For example Sequences from the uidA [4], coding for GUD, gadA/B [7], coding for GAD, tna, coding for tryptophanase operon [5] and cadA, coding for lysine decarboxylase [13] are reported repetitively as applicable tools for tracing E.
8S, ITS2, and 28S (partial) fragments from the rDNA operon, using the following primers: direct 5'-TTGATTACGTCCCTGCCCTTT-3' and reverse 5'-TTTCACTCGCCGTTACTAAGG-3' (Vrain et al.
It had been viewed that genes in higher organisms were individually expressed, while multiple related genes in low organisms like bacteria were arranged linearly together as operon and transcribed in single unit," Dr Ruan explained.
Because the toxTtcpJacfBCtagE operon is located downstream of the tcpA operon, ToxT also autoregulates its own expression as well as that of the other genes in this operon, which are also under the control of the ToxR-TcpP-dependent promoter immediately upstream of the toxT gene (8).
Denbighshire County Council is owed pounds 50,979 by Integrated Building Services Engineering Ltd, which traded as Operon, and the invoice was in respect of utility recharges for the authority's headquarters in Ruthin, which was built under the private finance initiative.
The discovery of an Au-specific operon means that we can now start to develop gold-specific biosensors, which will help mineral explorers to find new gold deposits," said Reith.
Above & Beyond, based at Folly Hall Mills, Folly Hall, was engaged by lead consultant Operon to provide technical and design services for the refurbishment of the Elmhurst nursing home in Wimslow, Cheshire.
Stuart, is now a director with property management company Operon, but started his working life on the riverside machine tool company Pearsons and then Swan Hunter.
coli strains were further typed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), Operon O, and characterized for virulence genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).