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cis-acting locus


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A genetic region affecting the activity of genes on that same DNA molecule. Cis-acting loci generally do not encode proteins, but rather serve as attachment sites for DNA-binding proteins. Enhancers, operators, and promoters are examples of cis-acting loci. Contrast with trans-acting locus.


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