split genes

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split genes

genes in which the genomic sequences are interrupted by intervening sequences (introns) that are spliced out of the mRNA before translation.



split estrus
occurs in bitches, especially during the first heat. Early signs do not proceed and the bitch is not mated but comes on heat 6 weeks later but is likely to be infertile. Occurs sporadically also in most other species.
split fats
fats which have been split into fatty acids and glycerol by digestion. A preponderance of split fats over neutral fats in the feces suggests that the supply of lipase is adequate and that any steatorrhea that is present is probably due to malabsorption rather than maldigestion.
split genes
genes which contain coding segments (exons) interrupted by non-coding segments (introns); found in eukaryotes but not in prokaryotes.
split hand deformity
split tongue
may be congenital or the result of injury to the tongue.
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Among the most tedious chapters were a couple of polemics about the importance of biochemistry to the development of molecular biology and whether the discovery of split genes and RNA splicing were revolutionary discoveries or merely important discoveries.
Art Fabrications from Nuneaton has created a stainless steel sculpture of a DNA strand to commemorate the achievement of former student Richard Roberts Mr Roberts won the 1993 Nobel Prize for medicine for his discovery of split genes.
More than half a century ago, French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre put it very simply when he said: "Of course we can split genes - but can we NOT split genes?