Enter exitrons

Dorothee Staiger (Lead / Corresponding author), Gordon G. Simpson

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Exitrons are exon-like introns located within protein-coding exons. Removal or retention of exitrons through alternative splicing increases proteome complexity and thus adds to phenotypic diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number136
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalGenome Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015


  • Alternative Splice
  • Splice Site
  • Splice Event
  • Intron Retention
  • Premature Termination Codon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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