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English noun: cistron

1. cistron (body) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

SamplesGenes were formerly called factors.

Synonymsfactor, gene

Broader (hypernym)sequence

Narrower (hyponym)allele, allelomorph, dominant gene, genetic marker, holandric gene, homeotic gene, lethal gene, linkage group, linked genes, modifier, modifier gene, mutant gene, nonallele, oncogene, operator gene, polygene, proto-oncogene, recessive gene, regulator gene, regulatory gene, repressor gene, structural gene, suppresser, suppresser gene, suppressor, suppressor gene, transforming gene, transgene, X-linked gene, Y-linked gene

Part meronymchromosome, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics, molecular biology

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