a segment of DNA that encodes for the formation of a specific polypeptide chain; a structural gene.
- cis·tron·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cistron
genetics the section of a chromosome that encodes a single polypeptide chain
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Scientific definitions for cistron
A section of DNA that contains the genetic code for a single polypeptide and functions as a hereditary unit.
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