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A gene that causes the production of a protein that regulates or suppresses the activity of one or more structural genes. Also called regulator, regulatory gene.
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any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.
[translation of French régulateur (1959)]
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|Noun||1.||regulator gene - a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene|
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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