In article <7q14hv$qgt at net.bio.net>,
Richard P. Grant <rgrant at netscape.net> wrote:
>You'd think so, wouldn't you? No, the intron boundary frequently occurs
>in the middle of a triplet. At least in fibronectin, anyway :-) I guess
>you've a one in three chance of getting a complete IN REGISTER triplet at
>any given splice point.
I've seen the argument made that break-at-codon-boundaries introns
are a bit more common than the other two kinds: this is used as
an argument in favor of introns as a shuffling mechanism. I don't
know if the observation has held up to additional sequences.
Mary Kuhner mkkuhner at eskimo.com