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We have found a negative correlation between evolutionary rate at the protein level (as measured by dN) and intron size in Drosophila. Although such a relation is expected if introns reduce Hill-Robertson interference within genes, it seems more likely to be explained by the higher abundance of cis-regulatory elements in introns (especially first introns) in genes under strong selective constraints.
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1/08/03 → 30/11/07