Exon meaning

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A sequence in the genetic code that supplies the information for protein formation.
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A nucleotide sequence that is found in a gene, codes information for protein synthesis, and is transcribed to messenger RNA.
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A segment of a gene that contains information used in coding for protein synthesis. Genetic information within genes is discontinuous, split among the exons that encode for messenger RNA and absent from the DNA sequences in between, which are called introns . Genetic splicing, catalyzed by enzymes, results in the final version of messenger RNA, which contains only genetic information from the exons.
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An officer of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.
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(genetics) A region of a transcribed gene present in the final functional RNA molecule.
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A nucleotide sequence that is found in a gene, codes information for protein synthesis, and is transcribed to messenger RNA.
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Origin of exon

  • ex(pressed) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ex (out) + -on; intended to be distinguished from intron.

    From Wiktionary

  • Apparently an attempt to express the pronunciation of French exempt.

    From Wiktionary