Monocistronic

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Monocistronic is where there is only one gene expressed from a promoter region on a peice of DNA so each has its own promoter and terminator. As oppose to polycistronic where there are many genes per promoter region [1]. Monocistronic genes are normally found in eukaryotic cells due to the more complex DNA, the organisation of the genes on the chromosome are random instead of being in groups of similar functional gene like in polycistronic strands.

References

  1. Daniel Hartl, Elizabeth Jones, Genetics, 6th edition, p 426
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