cascade regulation[ka′skād ‚reg·yə′lā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
In prokaryotes, a form of genetic regulation in which one operon codes for the production of an internal inducer that turns on one or more operons.
In eukaryotes, a multistep model of genetic regulation involving mechanisms that interface with messenger ribonucleic acid formation, transport, and translation.
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