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  • noun Plural form of cistron.


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  • So, looking at all these neutral mutations of cistrons,the ones that only change the nucletide but not the amino acid, and the further ones that make conservative amino acid changes, we can summarise that many improved mutations are just waiting for the correct complements to come along.

    It's more than genes, it's networks and systems - The Panda's Thumb 2010

  • This again is a quirk of biology (much like this system) where another bacterium may have 7 ribosomal RNA cistrons, mycobacteria only have a single one.

    Browsing the Latest Issue of Scientific American 2006

  • We were led to this conclusion by the study of mutations in the A and B cistrons of the rII locus of bacteriophage T4.

    Francis Crick - Nobel Lecture 1964


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