Introns and exons

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Abstract

Analysis of the exon-intron structures of genes, and a survey of the evolutionary distribution of mosaic proteins suggest that modularization of protein domains by intron insertions and their dispersal through exon-shuffling become significant only in higher eukaryotes. The appearance of this powerful evolutionary mechanism probably contributed significantly to the 'Big Bang' of metazoan radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-392
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Structural Biology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Introns and exons. / Patthy, L.

In: Current Opinion in Structural Biology, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1994, p. 383-392.

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Patthy, L. / Introns and exons. In: Current Opinion in Structural Biology. 1994 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 383-392.
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