The Emergence of a Synthetic Theory of Intron Evolution
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- de Souza, S.J. Genetica (2003) 118: 117. doi:10.1023/A:1024193323397
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The debate on the origin and evolution of the intron/exon structure of eukaryotic genes has witnessed profound changes in the last 10 years. Concepts from both the introns-early and introns-late theories have merged into a new synthetic theory of intron evolution. Here I review the debate and discuss the perspectives for the future.