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1. A nucleotide sequence of DNA to which RNA polymerase binds and initiates transcription. It usually lies upstream of (5’ to) a coding sequence. A promoter sequence aligns the RNA polymerase so that transcription will initiate at a specific site.
2. A chemical substance that enhances the transformation of benign cells into cancerous cells.
Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999
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