Definitions for "Structural gene"
Keywords:  rna, protein, gene, capsid, histone
The portion of a gene encoding a functional polypeptide or RNA molecule. DT Structural protein A protein which fulfill a purely structural role (i.e. not enzymatic). This includes phage capsid proteins, some ribosomal proteins, "histone-like" proteins, etc.
A DNA nucleotide sequence that codes for a protein or specifies an RNA molecule.
a gene that controls the production of a specific protein or peptide