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Close analysis of intron phase - the position of introns within codons - is claimed to provide novel evidence supporting the view that introns predate the divergence of bacteria and eukaryotes and, via 'exon shuffling', played a crucial role in protein evolution. But just how compelling is this evidence?

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

01/05/1996

Volume

6

Pages

533 - 536

Keywords

Animals, Codon, Evolution, Molecular, Humans, Introns, Species Specificity