ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Operon

A functionally integrated genetic unit for the control of gene expression in bacteria. It consists of one or more genes that encode one or more polypeptide(s) and the adjacent site (promoter and operator) that controls their expression by regulating the transcription of the structural genes.



Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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