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Introns are regions of [[DNA|DNA]] which are non-coding. They do not form part of the mature [[MRNA|mRNA]] product and are spliced out during [[Protein|protein]] synthesis. Introns are only found in [[Eukaryotic|eukaryotic]][[Gene|genes]]&nbsp;<ref>Alberts et al. (2008) Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science.</ref>. They should not be confused with [[exon|exons]] which are the coding regions of DNA sequences.  
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Introns are regions of [[DNA|DNA]] which are non-coding. They do not form part of the mature [[MRNA|mRNA]] product and are spliced out during [[Protein|protein]] synthesis. Introns are only found in [[Eukaryotic|eukaryotic]]&nbsp;[[Gene|genes]]&nbsp;<ref>Alberts et al. (2008) Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science.</ref>. They should not be confused with [[Exon|exons]], which are the coding regions of DNA sequences.  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:14, 9 November 2012

Introns are regions of DNA which are non-coding. They do not form part of the mature mRNA product and are spliced out during protein synthesis. Introns are only found in eukaryotic genes [1]. They should not be confused with exons, which are the coding regions of DNA sequences.

References

  1. Alberts et al. (2008) Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science.


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