absence of introns in vertebrates

Rcjohnsen rcjohnsen at aol.com
Sun Feb 27 18:19:30 EST 2000


<< Subject: absence of introns in vertebrates
From: Alain Bernot bernot at genoscope.cns.fr 
Date: Mon, Feb 14, 2000 5:16 PM
Message-id: <889d96$92r$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>


Hi

I am looking for exemples of genes whose introns/exons organization is known
in several species (in vertebrates), for which in one species the gene doesn't
contain any intron but is functionally transcribed.

thanks in advance >>
You might try searching for pseudogenes where it is thought that RNA was
reverse transcribed back to DNA and inserted.  There are a number known but I
don't know if any are functional.
Roger



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