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Sequence divergence of mammalian globin messenger RNA

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The rate of nucleotide change between globin genes for mouse, rabbit, rat and man is considerably slower than that of non-repeated DNA, suggesting that selection pressure is less stringent on the bulk of the genome than on genes coding for polypeptides.

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  1. M. R. C. Mammalian Genome Unit, University of Edinburgh and Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Hill Street, Glasgow

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