Cistron

The sequence of nucleotides within a certain area of a nucleic acid (DNA or RNA).

Cistron

For example, an operon is a stretch of DNA that is transcribed to create a contiguous segment of RNA, but contains more than one cistron / gene. The operon is said to be polycistronic, whereas ordinary genes are said to be monocistronic. ...
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cistron

(from the article `Benzer, Seymour`) American molecular biologist who developed (1955) a method for determining the detailed structure of viral genes and coined the term cistron to ...
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cistron

<molecular biology> A genetic element defined by means of the cis trans complementation test for functional allelism, broadly equivalent to the sequence of DNA that codes for one polypeptide chain, including adjacent control regions. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Cistron

A DNA sequence that codes for a specific polypeptide; a gene. See DNA, Gene.
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cistron

cistron 1. A section of DNA that contains the genetic code for a single polypeptide and functions as a hereditary unit. 2. A segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity.
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cistron

In genetics, the segment of DNA that is required to synthesize a complete polypeptide chain. It is the molecular equivalent of a gene
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cistron

Type: Term Pronunciation: sis′tron Definitions: 1. The smallest functional unit of heritability; a length of chromosomal DNA associated with a single biochemical function. Under classical concepts, a gene might consist of more than one cistron; in modern molecular biology, the cistron is essentially equivalent to the structural gene. 2. The g...
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