regulator gene

regulatory gene

noun Genetics.
any gene that exercises control over the expression of another gene or genes.
Also, regulator gene.


Origin:
1960–65

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regulator gene (rěg'yə-lā'tər)
n.
A gene that causes the production of a protein that represses the activity of another gene in an operon.

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