constitutive gene


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constitutive gene

[′kän·stə‚tüd·iv ‚jēn]
(genetics)
A gene that encodes a product required in the maintenance of basic cellular processes or cell architecture. Also known as housekeeping gene.
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This raises the possibility of using native SAD gene promoters to manipulate constitutive gene expression in plant species.
oxytoca associated with polymorphism on constitutive genes such as rDNA 16S, RNA polymerase subunit-[beta] (RpoB), repetitive enterobacterial intergenic consensus sequences (ERIC-1R) and [beta]-lactamases encoded chromosomally (OXY-1 y OXY-2), leading to recognition of two genetic subtypes into a same specie (16).