Exons: expressed sequences; combined during splicing
Introns: intervening sequences; removed during splicing
Below is a diagram of the results from a DNA–RNA hybridization experiment for an unknown gene. For this experiment, a mixture of DNA and mRNA has been heated to a point of denaturation and cooled such that the RNA can hybridize, or form a double helix, with DNA that has a complementary nucleotide sequence.
Using the image below, determine the total number of exons and introns contained in the unknown gene.
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