Plant Spliceosomal Introns: Not Only Cut and Paste

  title={Plant Spliceosomal Introns: Not Only Cut and Paste},
  author={Laura Morello and Diego Breviario},
  journal={Current Genomics},
  pages={227 - 238}
Spliceosomal introns in higher eukaryotes are present in a high percentage of protein coding genes and represent a high proportion of transcribed nuclear DNA. In the last fifteen years, a growing mass of data concerning functional roles carried out by such intervening sequences elevated them from a selfish burden carried over by the nucleus to important active regulatory elements. Introns mediate complex gene regulation via alternative splicing; they may act in cis as expression enhancers… CONTINUE READING

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