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Structural Gene:

  • Structural gene is a gene which codes for any structural protein or specific RNA.
  • It determines the amino acid sequence of protein.
  • It also codes for the enzyme or RNA molecule which is not involved in the regulation process.
  • These genes are required for morphological or functional traits in the cell.
  • These genes are concerned with the synthesis of polypeptide chain and also with the synthesis of different types of RNA of translation process.