operon definition

  • noun:
    • A unit of genetic material that operates in a coordinated manner by way of an operator, a promoter, and something or more structural genes which are transcribed together.
    • A unit of hereditary material that functions in a coordinated manner through an operator, a promoter, and architectural genes which can be transcribed collectively.
    • a segment of DNA containing adjacent genetics including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene

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