Result of Your Query

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Z

cistronCistron (ger.)

  • A section of nucleic acid that codes for a specific polypeptide. (OED 2011)
    gene muton recon
    It turns out that a group of non-complementary mutants falls within a limited segment of the genetic map. Such a map segment, corresponding to a function which is unitary as defined by the cis-trans test applied to the heterocaryon, will be referred to as a ›cistron‹.
    Benzer, S. (1957). The elementary units of heredity. In: McElroy, W.D. & Glass, B. (ed.). A Symposium on the Chemical Basis of Heredity, 70-93: 71.

    cistron A functional gene; part of a DNA sequence that codes for a single cellular function, such as the synthesis of an enzyme.    

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 47.