Definition of Introns
1. Noun. (plural of intron) ¹
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Definition of Introns
1. intron [n] - See also: intron
Medical Definition of Introns
1. Non-coding, intervening sequences of DNA that are transcribed, but are removed from within the primary gene transcript and rapidly degraded during maturation of messenger RNA. most genes in the nuclei of eukaryotes contain introns, as do mitochondrial and chloroplast genes. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Introns
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biotechnology of Algae: A Bibliography by Virginia Stone (1992)
"introns 1, 2, and 3 of psbA (with flanking exon sequences) were subcloned ... In addition, the accuracy of self-splicing was confirmed for introns 1 and 2, ..."
2. Transposable Elements in Plants: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and Bibliography by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"CC:F200 AB: Transposable element (TE) insertion into or near plant introns can cause intron skipping and alternative splicing events, resulting in reduced ..."
3. Biotechnology: Gene Gun/Biolistic Technology: Bibliograhpy, January 1987 by Kim Guenther (1994)
"To analyse possible functions of these introns and to generate a mutant for ... A transformant with no introns in the psbA gene has been obtained and ..."
4. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"Language: English Descriptors: Oryza sativa; Genes; Plant proteins; Nucleotide sequences; Amino acid sequences; Roots; introns; Exons; Messenger RNA ..."
5. In the Matter of Certain Recombinantly Produced Human Growth Hormones by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"As a result, introns in microbial cells prevent the protein from being made ... The mRNA template used for the cDNA copy does not include the introns — they ..."
6. Biotechnology: Ti-Plasmids and Other Plant Vectors: Bibliography January by Lara Wiggert (1995)
"introns from the soybean B-conglycinin gene are spliced at > 95% efficiency ... introns from the pea and wheat rbcS genes are spliced at 85% and 73% ..."