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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gene that causes the production of a protein that regulates or suppresses the activity of one or more structural genes. Also called regulator, regulatory gene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene


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