Example sentences for: intein

How can you use “intein” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A more variable sequence surrounding the integration point would restrict homing to members of the same species, and would thus lower the chances for long term survival of the intein.

  • Either the whole A-ATPase catalytic subunits was transferred, or the intein alone spread as a selfish genetic element.

  • The dispersion of the intein as a selfish genetic element is consistent with the work of Goddard and Burt [ 38 ] on the persistence of an intron with homing endonuclease in yeast mitochondria.

  • During the repair of the cleaved gene, the intein is copied to the previously intein-free homolog.

  • The horizontal transfer scenario is more parsimonious than the assumption of presence in the shared common ancestor because the latter requires several independently occurring losses of the intein together with its long-term persistence in the Pyrococcus and Thermoplasma lineages ( cf.

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