replicon

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rep·li·con

(rep'li-kon),
1. A segment of a chromosome (or of the DNA of a chromosome or similar entity) that can replicate, with its own initiation and termination codons, independently of the chromosome in which it may be located.
2. The replication unit; several are found per DNA in eukaryotic systems.
[replication + -on]

replicon

(rĕp′lĭ-kŏn′)
n.
A genetic element that undergoes replication as an autonomous unit.

replicon

[rep′ləkon]
Etymology: L, replicare
a segment of DNA that is undergoing replication. It is regulated by a section of the molecule called the regulator, which controls replication and coordinates it with cell division.

rep·li·con

(rep'li-kon)
1. A segment of a chromosome (or of the DNA of a chromosome or similar entity) that can replicate, with its own initiation and termination codons, independently of the chromosome in which it may be located.
2. The replication unit; several are found per DNA in eukaryotic systems.
[replication + -on]

replicon

a DNA molecule containing an ORIGIN OF REPLICATION necessary for initiating REPLICATION.