Number of introns in typical gene & average length of intron

Value ~ N/A Range: number of introns 8/typical gene: average length of intron 3.4kb
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Hnilicová J, Stanek D. Where splicing joins chromatin. Nucleus. 2011 May2(3):182-188. p.182 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID21818411
Primary Source [1] Lander et al. International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome. Nature. 2001 Feb 15 409(6822):860-921. p.896 table 21PubMed ID11237011
Comments P.182 left column 2nd paragraph: "The vast majority of our genes has a puzzle-like structure where short coding sequences (exons) must be correctly identified and joined together while surrounding much longer non-coding sequences (introns) have to be removed before a mature mRNA is exported to the cytoplasm and translated. A typical human gene contains 8 introns of average length ~3.4 kb but much larger examples were found (e.g., the last intron of glypican 5 gene is 721 kb in length)(primary source)." Precise value in primary source is 3.365kb. Median number of exons in primary source is 7 exons, i.e 8 introns
Entered by Uri M
ID 106732