polycistronic


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polycistronic

(ˌpɒlɪsɪstrˈɒnɪk)
adj
(Biology) biology deriving from multiple cistrons
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Cloning of a polycistronic cDNA from tomato encoding c-glutamyl kinase and c- glutamyl phosphate reductase.
SeraCare Life Sciences was then able to develop polycistronic plasmids containing target sequences of interest and produce those plasmids as multitarget positive spikes in order to test the VBDL's methods at multiple concentrations.
These precursors, called preliminary miRNAs, contain a 5' cap structure with 7-methylguanosine and a3' poly(A) tail and are either mono- or polycistronic.
A polycistronic microRNA cluster, miR-17-92, is overexpressed in human lung cancers and enhances cell proliferation.
miR-18a is processed from a polycistronic pri-miR-17-92 transcript, which harbours five additional miRNAs.