controlling element


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controlling element

[kən′trōl·iŋ ′el·ə·mənt]
(genetics)
Any of a class of transposable genetic elements that have the capacity to control gene expression at several loci, as well as to render target genes extremely likely to mutate.
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BAGHDAD / NINA / German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier described controlling elements, who are going to fight in Iraq and Syria is very difficult.
This preoccupation with integrated climate controlling elements can be seen in the design of the Marienburg hospital and other earlier Lafour and Wijk Surinamese projects, all of which develop the requirements for sun shading and water shedding as major architectural elements.