Evolutionary conservation of UTR intron boundaries in Cryptococcus.

  title={Evolutionary conservation of UTR intron boundaries in Cryptococcus.},
  author={Scott William Roy and D. Penny and Daniel E. Neafsey},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={24 5},
Despite significant progress, the general functional and evolutionary significance of the untranslated regions (UTRs) of eukaryotic transcripts remain mysterious. Particularly mysterious is the common occurrence of spliceosomal introns in transcript UTRs because UTR splicing is not necessary for restoration of transcript coding sequence. In general, it is not known to what extent such splicing performs an important function or merely represents spliceosomal "noise." We conducted the first… CONTINUE READING
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