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Structural gene


noun, plural: Structural genes

Any of the genes coding for the production of a specific RNA, structural protein, or enzyme not involved in regulation.


In an Operon Model, structural genes are those genes that control the production of a protein that performs a structural role in cell.

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Topic: What makes dominant allele dominant?
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