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Lac Operon

"Lac Operon" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The genetic unit consisting of three structural genes, an operator and a regulatory gene. The regulatory gene controls the synthesis of the three structural genes: BETA-GALACTOSIDASE and beta-galactoside permease (involved with the metabolism of lactose), and beta-thiogalactoside acetyltransferase.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lac Operon" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lac Operon" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 189 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 1999
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