questions about embryos

Karl Roberts kr1 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Tue May 6 05:41:44 EST 1997

Exons must be excised from the unusable portion of the code, then ligated 
to complete a usable string. Introns are internal nonsense.

On 6 May 1997, Justin McElhanon wrote:

> Chris Colby (colby at biology.bu.edu) wrote:
> : Uncle Al Schwartz wrote:
> : 
> : >  As 98+% of the human genome consists of
> : > introns 
> : 
> : The human genome is not ninety-eight percent introns. Roughly three
> 	Here's a random question, why do they call what stays in the
> protein extrons and what leaves introns?  Doesn't the ex prefix mean out?
> Therefore shouldn't what gets cut out be called the extrons and what
> stays in introns? Just wondering if there is a simple reason behind it.
> --
> Justin McElhanon-------------------------Thorin at tamu.edu

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