operator gene

n.

A gene that interacts with a specific repressor to control the functioning of the adjacent structural genes.

Nearby words

  1. operations room,
  2. operative,
  3. operatively,
  4. operatize,
  5. operator,
  6. operatory,
  7. opercle,
  8. operculate,
  9. operculitis,
  10. operculum


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