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Descriptor in English: Operon
Descriptor in Spanish: Operón
Descriptor in Portuguese: Óperon
Descriptor in French: Opéron
Entry term(s): Operons
Tree number(s): G05.360.340.024.686
G05.360.340.358.207.500
Scope note: In bacteria, a group of metabolically related genes, with a common promoter, whose transcription into a single polycistronic MESSENGER RNA is under the control of an OPERATOR REGION.
Annotation: LAC OPERON & RRNA OPERON are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 72(69)
DeCS UI: 10057
Descriptor UI: D009876
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Operon - Preferred
Concept UI M0015320
Scope note In bacteria, a group of metabolically related genes, with a common promoter, whose transcription into a single polycistronic MESSENGER RNA is under the control of an OPERATOR REGION.
Preferred term Operon
Entry term(s) Operons



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