or regulator gene
any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.
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Origin of regulatory gene
First recorded in 1960–65
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Medicine definitions for regulator gene
[ rĕg′yə-lā′tər ]
A gene that causes the production of a protein that represses the activity of another gene in an operon.
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