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Search Results for: operon model

Operon Model

Definition noun A model conceptualized by François Jacob and Jacques Monod depicting the coordinate expression of a group... Read More


Definition noun, plural: operons A group of genes or a segment of DNA that functions as a single transcription unit. It is... Read More

Structural gene

Definition noun, plural: Structural genes Any of the genes coding for the production of a specific RNA, structural... Read More


Definition noun, plural: operators (1) (genetics) A segment of DNA where the repressor binds to, thereby preventing the... Read More

Operator gene

Definition noun, plural: operator genes (genetics) A segment of DNA being referred to when the repressor binds to it. As a... Read More

Regulatory gene

Definition noun, plural: regulatory genes A gene that is involved in the production of a substance that controls or... Read More


Definition noun, plural: promoters (chemistry) A substance that is capable of increasing the activity of a catalyst to... Read More

Promoter gene

Definition noun, plural: promoter genes (genetics) A site in a DNA molecule at which RNA polymerase and transcription... Read More

Jacob-Monod Hypothesis

Definition noun A hypothesis proposed by François Jacob and Jacques Monod describing the Operon Model of gene regulation... Read More