Regulon vs Operon - What's the difference?

regulon | operon |

Operon is a see also of regulon.

Regulon is a see also of operon.


As nouns the difference between regulon and operon

is that regulon is a group of genes that is regulated by the same regulatory molecule the genes of a regulon share a common regulatory element binding site or promoter the genes comprising a regulon may be located non-contiguously in the genome 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.

regulon

English

Noun

(regulons)
  • A group of genes that is regulated by the same regulatory molecule. The genes of a regulon share a common regulatory element binding site or promoter. The genes comprising a regulon may be located non-contiguously in the genome.
  • See also

    * operon * stimulon

    Anagrams

    * ----

    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 ----