discontinuous gene

discontinuous gene

A gene in which the coding information is split up between two or more strand lengths called EXONS, which are separated from each other by non-coding sections called INTRONS. Many genes are discontinuous.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

discontinuous gene

see INTERRUPTED GENE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
This work provided one of the first indications of the startling phenomenon of "discontinuous genes" in mammalian cells.

Full browser ?