Non-coding DNA

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Non-coding DNA are sequences of DNA that do not code for genes. Non-coding DNA is also known as introns which are removed through the process of splicing mRNA using a spliceosome, the resulting mRNA strand exclusively contains exons which are translated. While the functions of many such regions are not yet known, the functions of certain sequences, such as the telomere[1], have been discovered[2].

Reference

  1. Hartl, D.L. Ruvolo, M., 2012. Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 8th ed. Jones Bartlett Learning.
  2. NIH. (2018). Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Mar 16; 46(5): 2169–2184.. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5861421/#!po=14.9123 [Accessed 5 Dec. 2018].

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