regulatory gene

or regulator gene


noun Genetics.

any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of regulatory gene

First recorded in 1960–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for regulator gene

regulator gene
[ rĕgyə-lā′tər ]

n.

A gene that causes the production of a protein that represses the activity of another gene in an operon.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.