repressor gene


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Related to repressor gene: operator gene, structural gene, aporepressor
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Noun1.repressor gene - gene that prevents a nonallele from being transcribed
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
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Of the tested specimens, 34 isolates carried the tcpA gene, encoding the structural subunit of toxin-coregulated pilus, and the rstR gene, the repressor gene in the cholera toxin encoding (CTX) phage (3); these results may indicate that these strains belonged to the El Tor biotype.
And we want to find out whether a firecracker chemical somehow interacts with the repressor gene or other genes to overcome the antiflowering effect.
It also acts as a repressor gene, turning off the short-term expression of specific gene products throughout the complex cellular choreography of normal growth.