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- 1. During the maturation of eukaryotic mRNA, the process that removes intron sequences and covalently joins exon sequences. Synonym: editing. 2. In recombinant DNA technology, the term refers to the ligation of two fragments of DNA together.
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- See gene splicing.
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- conservation, editing, Exon, intervening sequence, Intron, splicing junction, split gene