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Archived Comments for: Patterns of exon-intron architecture variation of genes in eukaryotic genomes

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  1. arthropod intron statistics somewhat different

    Don Gilbert, Indiana University

    27 March 2009

    I can't reconcile these results, which show the preponderance of eukaryote introns in the 1000s of bases size range, with measures that the preponderance of insect and nematode introns are less than 100 bp.
    This table summarizes arthropod intron/exon statistics as of early 2009:

    Dipterans like the fruitfly have lost introns compared to other insects and arthropods, making the fruitfly somewhat of an outlier in gene structure.

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