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Chapter 11

Group II Introns: Catalysts for Splicing, Genomic Change and Evolution

Group II introns are among the largest ribozymes in nature. At 400-1000 nucleotides in size, these multi-domain RNAs are second only to the ribosome in terms of sheer mass. Perhaps as a result of their structural complexity, group II introns are the swiss army knives of the ribozyme universe: They c...

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Print publication date
15 Nov 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-253-1
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978-1-84755-798-8

From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences