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Genome Biol. 2004;5(12):251. Epub 2004 Nov 29.

The origin of recent introns: transposons?

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  • Harvard University, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. scottroy@fas.harvard.edu

Abstract

The long-standing question of how genes acquire introns has provoked much debate. A recent study makes considerable progress by identifying numerous recently gained introns in nematodes - although it remains difficult to distinguish definitively between models of intron gain.

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