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Figure 2

From: Frequency of intron loss correlates with processed pseudogene abundance: a novel strategy to test the reverse transcriptase model of intron loss

Figure 2

Adjacent introns tend to be lost together. The X-axis represents the pairs or clusters of adjacent intron losses and the Y-axis represents their probability of appearance when each intron is lost independently. (A) The probability distributions of the loss of adjacent intron pairs. In a case of n lost adjacent introns, the adjacent intron pairs were counted as n - 1. (B) The probability distributions of the loss of intron clusters. The cluster was defined as one or more adjacent introns. For more details of the method, see reference [20]. The observed patterns (marked by circles) have very small probabilities of occurrence via independent loss of each intron.

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