S. pombe introns

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Mon Sep 13 15:53:48 EST 1999

> Subject: S. pombe introns
> Hi there -
> just a short question - is it known how often introns are
> encountered in S. pombe ORFs?
> Sincerely,
> Philip Komarnitsky

I would guess the Sanger sequencing project has data on this.  My
experience is that introns in pombe are fairly common, but short. 
Multiple introns are not uncommon. 

Reviews on the subject:
Prabhala, G., Rosenberg, G. H., and Kaufer, N. F. (1992). Architectural
features of pre-mRNA introns in the fission yeast
Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Yeast 8, 171-182. 

Deutsch M, Long M
Nucleic Acids Res 1999  27 :3219-28 
Intron-exon structures of eukaryotic model organisms.

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