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absence of introns in vertebrates

Mike Syvanen syvanen at ucdavis.edu
Tue Feb 29 15:22:22 EST 2000



Rcjohnsen wrote:

> << Subject: absence of introns in vertebrates
> From: Alain Bernot bernot at genoscope.cns.fr
> Date: Mon, Feb 14, 2000 5:16 PM
> Message-id: <889d96$92r$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
>
> Hi
>
> I am looking for exemples of genes whose introns/exons organization is known
> in several species (in vertebrates), for which in one species the gene doesn't
> contain any intron but is functionally transcribed.
>
> thanks in advance >>
> You might try searching for pseudogenes where it is thought that RNA was
> reverse transcribed back to DNA and inserted.  There are a number known but I
> don't know if any are functional.

If it is functional, it is not a pseudogene.  But I know what you mean.
Look up chicken calmodulin, that might be a candidate.

>
> Roger
>
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