operator gene

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Noun1.operator gene - a gene that activates the production of messenger RNA by adjacent structural genes
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"
operon - a segment of DNA containing adjacent genes including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene
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Touma added that rink operator Gene Carella was obviously pleased to get the okay so that work can get started in April and the rinks can be ready for use in October with all the necessary improvements.
The administration will have to scramble quickly to find a source of funds to complete the Hyde Park repairs or risk the consequences of losing the $6 million in economic activity generated for local businesses by the tournament activity at the pavilion, according to rink operator Gene Carella.

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