Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello scarab at UFLA.BR
Thu Jun 20 14:01:26 CDT 2002

Dear Taxacomers:

Do anybody has info on the function of introns in DNA and about their
possible phylogenetic significance?
I mean, who gains with introns, the organism or the intron itself (a kind
of virus?)... were do they first appeared in the tree of life? are them
present in ALL eucaryotes? Do we have info about their usefulness (sorry by
bad English!!!) in phylogenetic analyses?
awaiting for news... cheers;


Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello
Depto. Biologia
Universidade Federal de Lavras
Lavras - MG 37200-000

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