Operon vs Transcription - What's the difference?

operon | transcription |


As nouns the difference between operon and transcription

is that 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 while transcription is the act or process of transcribing.

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 ----

    transcription

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or process of transcribing.
  • Something that has been transcribed, including:
  • # (music) An adaptation of a composition.
  • These interludes frequently include transcriptions of Italian folk songs.
  • # A recorded radio or television programme.
  • # (linguistics) A representation of speech sounds as phonetic symbols.
  • (genetics) The synthesis of RNA under the direction of DNA.