Computational analysis of Ciona intestinalis operons.

  title={Computational analysis of Ciona intestinalis operons.},
  author={Robert W. Zeller},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={50 1},
Operons are clusters of genes that are co-regulated from a common promoter. Operons are typically associated with prokaryotes, although a small number of eukaryotes have been shown to possess them. Among metazoans, operons have been extensively characterized in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans in which ∼15% of the total genes are organized into operons. The most recent genome assembly for the ascidian Ciona intestinalis placed ∼20% of the genes (2909 total) into 1310 operons. The majority of… CONTINUE READING