Mobile introns: definition of terms and recommended nomenclature. Academic Article uri icon


  • A number of introns in mitochondrial, chloroplast, nuclear or prokaryotic genes have recently been shown to encode double-strand sequence-specific endonucleases. Such introns are mobile genetic elements that insert themselves at or near the cleaved sites. A uniform nomenclature to designate the molecular elements involved in the phenomenon of intron mobility is proposed.

publication date

  • October 15, 1989

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