Gene Organization in
a range of eukaryotes
that prokaryotic bacteria lack introns. The human genome is
ten-fold larger than that of Drosophila.
However, humans do not have a substantially larger number of
coding genes than Drosophila: humans genes are more spread out
in the chromosomes, and
typically have a higher proportion of introns.
Figure ©2002 by
Griffiths et al.;
text material ©2011 by Steven M. Carr