monocistronic


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mon·o·cis·tron·ic

(mon'ō-sis-tron'ik),
Referring to fully processed mRNA that codes for a single protein.
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This process has the characteristics of a nested transcript and when this transcription is done on one gene, it is known as monocistronic translation.
This is not possible in eukaryotes because only the AUG site nearest the 5' terminus of the mRNA can be used to initiate polypeptide synthesis; thus eukaryotic mRNA is monocistronic.