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I could not find a source that states what the first gene found to code for ncRNA was. Someone told me, however, it was a gene that coded for either rRNA or tRNA. To this point in time I have had no other confirmation that this is true.

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The first eukaryotic genes cloned were the 18S and 28S rRNA genes from the frog X. laevis as described here: http://www.genome.gov/25520303

And yes, they are definitely ncRNA genes.

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't think you answered my question. I asked what the first gene or genes found to code for ncRNA were. Not the first genes cloned. $\endgroup$ – TGupta99 Aug 12 '15 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think you read my answer; the first eukaryotic genes cloned actually were ncRNA genes. $\endgroup$ – RosieF Aug 12 '15 at 17:41

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