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avian introns?

forsdyke forsdyke at post.queensu.ca
Tue Feb 23 11:05:24 EST 1999

Mike Syvanen wrote:
> Do birds have fewer introns or (or possibly smaller introns) than do
> mammals?

There was a note in Nature on this topic about a year ago. The idea was
that organisms which must be light in weight should discard superfluous
DNA. The authors were based in the US, I believe at Penn State. I recall
that their conclusion, in answer to your question, was yes.

Sincerely, Donald Forsdyke

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