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Gene. 1989 Oct 15;82(1):115-8.

Mobile introns: definition of terms and recommended nomenclature.

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Unité de Génétique Moléculaire des Levures, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

Abstract

A number of introns in mitochondrial, chloroplast, nuclear or prokaryotic genes have recently been shown to encode double-strand sequence-specific endonucleases. Such introns are mobile genetic elements that insert themselves at or near the cleaved sites. A uniform nomenclature to designate the molecular elements involved in the phenomenon of intron mobility is proposed.

PMID:
2555261
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1119(89)90035-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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