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reviewed Approve Is there a difference between macroevolution and group selection?
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comment Relationship of the DNA of a eukaryotic gene to the 5'-UTR of its mRNA
Hi @David - maybe I've also misunderstood something but the exons by definition are the translated regions, therefore would not be part of the UTR (un-translated region). On the diagram you can see there is a long stretch of sequence between the start of the mRNA (the cap) and the "coding sequence" i.e. the exons (bear in mind introns have been removed by this stage so all included exons appear together). -- user137 that would be interesting, and I expect it would affect pre-mRNA processing to some degree.
Apr
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revised Relationship of the DNA of a eukaryotic gene to the 5'-UTR of its mRNA
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Apr
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comment Relationship of the DNA of a eukaryotic gene to the 5'-UTR of its mRNA
Thanks for accepting it so quickly - I've updated it some more as I realise it was quite long and hadn't quite answered you question. Included more info on the promoter aspect. :)
Apr
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revised Relationship of the DNA of a eukaryotic gene to the 5'-UTR of its mRNA
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Apr
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answered Relationship of the DNA of a eukaryotic gene to the 5'-UTR of its mRNA
Apr
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comment Runs of homozygosity - degree of inbreeding and disease associations
Thanks @Remi.b will have a look
Apr
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asked Runs of homozygosity - degree of inbreeding and disease associations
Mar
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reviewed Approve Why is ATP produced in photosynthesis used to synthesize glucose?
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Nov
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answered Why are vegetables either red or yellow?
Nov
28
reviewed Approve Do all organisms have to die?
Oct
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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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comment Why do adult insects have 6 legs?
As it stands I agree with @fileunderwater -- this is a question about evolutionary advantages. However, if you were to make this question about the various functions that insects put their "legs" to then it is no longer a "duplicate" of that question. Even if this question is closed as a duplicate, you can edit it and it can be reopened :)
Sep
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revised Why Egg shell is not called a cell wall?
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Sep
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answered Why Egg shell is not called a cell wall?
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Aug
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comment What is pQTL and why do we need eQTL?
The amounts of protein and mRNA are correlated, if not directly proportional. I understand what you are saying, that changes in the amount of mRNA do not necessarily equate to a change in protein abundance, but it seems quite logical to me that if a SNP either changes the mRNA sequence, or changes the abundance of the mRNA, the SNP could affect the amount of protein - this will differ in every case of course, and pQTLs that have been documented presumably do alter the final protein (either in form or abundance), otherwise they would not be reported as pQTLs.
Aug
28
answered What is pQTL and why do we need eQTL?