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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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The first clinical MRSA isolate exhibiting high-level resistance to glycopeptides (vancomycin MIC > 256 [micro]g/ml; teicoplanin MIC=128 [micro]g/ml) due to acquisition of the vanA operon was detected in 2002 from Michigan.
Al operon, modelo que se basa en el mecanismo de un interruptor, se le han dedicado, desde su publicacion en 1961,varios volumenes, mientras que el modelo de genes en bateria, publicado por primera vez en 1969, ha recibido muy poca atencion de los historiadores de la ciencia.
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