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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 biosynthetic genes of phenazine are organized in one operon, phz ABCDEFG in all Pseudomonas species with the exception of P.
neteri ampC gene (ORF JT31_10470) is located in the opposite orientation immediately upstream from the putative ampR gene (ORF JT31_10465), forming a divergent ampR-ampC operon. The presence of an AmpR homolog suggests that the C.
pY546 contained an incomplete copper resistance operon (pcoBCDE/cusRS, ORF91-96) and several clusters of genes related to resistance to other metals, including arsenic (arsABCDR, ORF100-105), tetrathionate (ttrABCDRS, ORF142-146) and tellurite (terCDEF, ORF153-156).
Induction of protein expression of all vectors is achieved by the tightly regulated and efficiently inducible xylose operon.
Two gene clusters responsible for benzoate degradation, ben operon (204,627-209,577, AZRW02000002.1) and cat operon (209,854-213,318, AZRW02000002.1), were found on the genome (Figure 4), indicating the ability to metabolize benzoic acid.