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Into introns?

Circular phylogenetic tree superimposed on pictures of fungi

Phylogenetic tree showing the widespread loss of introns during the evolution of fungi.

Genes within the DNA of humans, plants & yeasts are actually interrupted with bits of non-gene DNA scattered throughout, and these bits are called introns. Otago Biochemistry’s Associate Professor Chris Brown and Dr Chun Shen Lim delve into the evolution of an intriguing genetic phenomenon…
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