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LETTER TO THE EDITOR A handful of intron-containing genes produces
 

Summary: LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A handful of intron-containing genes produces
the lion's share of yeast mRNA
MANUEL ARES, JR.,1,2
LESLIE GRATE,1,3
and MICHELLE H. PAULING1,2
1
Center for Molecular Biology of RNA, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
2
Biology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
3
Department of Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
Keywords: expression levels; introns; genomics
Two studies have provided separate pieces of informa-
tion that bear on the functional and evolutionary sig-
nificance of introns in the budding yeast Saccharomyces
cerevisiae (Holstege et al+, 1998; Spingola et al+, 1999)+
By the measure of the number of introns within its genes,
budding yeast seems a disappointing eukaryote+ Fewer
than 250 of the more than 6,200 annotated genes are

  

Source: Ares Jr., Manny - Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine