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negative gene control


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Prevention of gene expression by the binding of a specific controlling factor to DNA. For example, in bacterial operons (either inducible or repressible), the binding of a repressor protein to the operator prevents transcription of structural genes in that operon. See regulator gene. Compare with positive gene control.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.


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