questions about embryos

Justin McElhanon thorin at tamu.edu
Tue May 6 01:20:37 EST 1997

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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