Polycistronic vs Operon - What's the difference?

polycistronic | operon |


As an adjective polycistronic

is (genetics) describing mrna that encodes for multiple different polypeptides.

As a noun 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.

polycistronic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (genetics) Describing mRNA that encodes for multiple different polypeptides.
  • 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 ----