Yeast pre-mRNA Splicing Mutants

  • Usha Vijayraghavan
  • John Abelson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NATO ASI, volume 169)


The removal of introns from the primary transcript occurs by RNA splicing. Three major types of RNAs; tRNA, rRNA and mRNA, are known to contain introns. There are two general questions concerning any splicing mechanism: first, how is the precise recognition and alignment of the splice junctions achieved in introns whose lengths vary from a few hundred nucleotides to several thousands of nucleotides, and second, what are the biochemical mechanisms of the cleavage and ligation reactions.


Splice Junction Splice Machinery Splice Reaction Splice System Spliceosome Assembly 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Usha Vijayraghavan
    • 1
  • John Abelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biology, 147-75California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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