Polycistron vs Operon - What's the difference?

polycistron | operon |


As nouns the difference between polycistron and operon

is that polycistron is (genetics) a group of micrornas expressed from a single transcription unit while operon is a unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and structural genes that are transcribed together.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

polycistron

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (genetics) A group of microRNAs expressed from a single transcription unit
  • operon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of genetic material that functions in a coordinated manner by means of an operator, a promoter, and structural genes that are transcribed together.
  • See also

    * regulon * stimulon ----