[Zbrafish] intron size

Chi-Bin Chien chi-bin.chien at neuro.utah.edu
Thu Jun 8 08:28:23 EST 2006

Having looked at the structure of quite a few axon guidance genes, I 
can say that zebrafish intron size is much more like that of humans 
than flies (as one would expect from the overall sizes of the three 
genomes). Exon-intron structure is often highly conserved between 
fish genes and their mammalian orthologs.

Of course, it would be best to take the mouse structure as a first 
guess and then refine it by looking at actual fish cDNA and gDNA 

Chi-Bin Chien

At 10:46 AM -0700 6/7/06, kovalick_g at utpb.edu wrote:
>Does anyone have information as to the average size of zebrafish
>introns?  Do they tend to be as large as mammalian introns, or smaller
>like Drosophila introns, or somewhere in-between?  Does intron position
>tend to be conserved between zebrafish and mammalian genes?  Can I use
>intron size and position in a mouse gene as a reliable guide to intron
>size and position in the homologous zebrafish gene?
>I'd be grateful for any information on this topic.
>Yours truly,
>Gae Kovalick
>Department of Science and Mathematics
>University of Texas of the Permian Basin
>Odessa, TX 79762
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>Zbrafish at net.bio.net

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