Biology as Poetry: Genetics

Bacteriophage Ecology Group


Nucleus-residing complex involved in intron excision during messenger RNA processing.

Spliceosomes are catalytic complexes that consist of combinations of protein and RNA, the latter a type of RNA known as snRNA. Their function is to recognize and then remove introns from mRNAs during RNA processing as well as join the now adjacent exons. See also RNA splicing.

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