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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2020-01-07 17:22 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-01-07 17:22 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Sex-specific splicing module
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
female specific intron
sex-specific intron
Category of DNA sequence
  • Intron
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Aedes aegypti - Yellow fever mosquito, AEDAE
Additional Information
Additional Information
The Aedes aegypti sex-specific intron allows for female-specific expression of proteins through alternative splicing. In females, the intron is spliced out after transcription leaving the protein sequence for translation. However, in males, the intron is not spliced out and contains multiple stop codons upstream of the protein, which disrupt translation of the downstream protein.

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