A global analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans operons

Abstract

The nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans and its relatives are unique among animals in having operons. Operons are regulated multigene transcription units, in which polycistronic pre-messenger RNA (pre-mRNA coding for multiple peptides) is processed to monocistronic mRNAs. This occurs by 3′ end formation and trans-splicing using the specialized SL2 small… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature00831

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