Promoter vs Operon - What's the difference?

promoter | operon |


As nouns the difference between promoter and operon

is that promoter is one who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods 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.

promoter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods.
  • (genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
  • An accelerator of catalysis, though not itself a catalyst.
  • Derived terms

    * promoterless

    Anagrams

    * * * English agent nouns

    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 ----