The Roles and Evolutionary Patterns of Intronless Genes in Deuterostomes

@inproceedings{Zou2011TheRA,
  title={The Roles and Evolutionary Patterns of Intronless Genes in Deuterostomes},
  author={Ming Zou and Baocheng Guo and Shunping He},
  booktitle={Comparative and functional genomics},
  year={2011}
}
Genes without introns are a characteristic feature of prokaryotes, but there are still a number of intronless genes in eukaryotes. To study these eukaryotic genes that have prokaryotic architecture could help to understand the evolutionary patterns of related genes and genomes. Our analyses revealed a number of intronless genes that reside in 6 deuterostomes (sea urchin, sea squirt, zebrafish, chicken, platypus, and human). We also determined the conservation for each intronless gene in archaea… CONTINUE READING
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