Eukaryotic Intron Loss

@article{Mourier2003EukaryoticIL,
  title={Eukaryotic Intron Loss},
  author={Tobias Mourier and Daniel C. Jeffares},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={300},
  pages={1393 - 1393}
}
Recently, attention has been drawn to eukaryotic genomes with very few introns ( [1][1], [2][2] ) and to the biased position of introns within genes ( [3][3] ). We show here that intron-poor eukaryotes for which genome data is available have a 5′ bias in the position of their introns within genes 
Intron-rich ancestors.
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