The definition of a real gene?
Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:49 AM
how do I know whether a 'gene' is a 'real gene'? (I have checked whether it appeared in the EST database) Whatelse needs to be done to be sure that it is a real gene?
thanks millions in advance!
Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:26 PM
Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:24 PM
There have been zillions of discussions over what a comprehensive definition of a "real" gene can be. It is kind of a tough question though it sounds so elementary. A basic unit of heredity, that encodes a product or even codes for just RNA like rRNA or tRNA that do not end up as proteins, with 5' and 3' UTRs, with intervening sequences in eukaryotes.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:41 AM