myoglobin gene

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The gene that encodes myoglobin. It is remarkable in that less than 5% of its structure codes for message. All the genes of the alpha and beta hemoglobin families are made up of three coding regions interrupted by two introns. The myoglobin gene contains four exons and three introns, and each of these introns is much longer than any of those found in hemoglobin genes.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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