regulatory gene

noun
variants: or regulator gene

Definition of regulatory gene

: a gene that regulates the expression of one or more structural genes by controlling the production of a protein (such as a genetic repressor) which regulates their rate of transcription

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Regulatory gene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regulatory%20gene. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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regulatory gene

noun
variants: or regulator gene

Medical Definition of regulatory gene

: a gene that regulates the expression of one or more structural genes by controlling the production of a protein (as a genetic repressor) which regulates their rate of transcription

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