Brian Foley (brianf at med.uvm.edu) wrote:
(on reasons for observed phylogenetic distribution of introns)
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: Reviews of this can be found in:
: Nature Volume 271 page 501 "Why genes in pieces?"
: by Walter Gilbert
: Science Volume 250, pages 1377 to 1382 "How big is the
: Universe of Exons?" by Robert Dorit, Lloyd Schoenbach
: and Walter Gilbert
You should also look at a couple of the following references
presenting alternative views (IMHO, closer to the truth):
Palmer,J. and J. Logsdon (1991) The recent origins of introns.
Curr. Opin. Genet. Devel. 1:470-477.
W.F. Doolittle and A. Stolzfus (1993) Genes in Pieces revisited
Will Fischer In the old time the facts of Nature
were beautiful in themselves and
Gradual Student needed not the rouge of speculation
Department of Biology to quicken their charm, but that was
Indiana University long ago, before modern science
Bloomington, Indiana 47401 USA was born.
wfischer at indiana.edu -- William Bateson, 1893