Binding of a protein (repressor) to the operator sequence
in an operon
thus preventing the transcription
of the following structural gene(s)
and consequently synthesis of protein (cf.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143
(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
on page 164
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