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SnoPatrol: how many snoRNA genes are there?

Paul P Gardner1*, Alex Bateman1 and Anthony M Poole23

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1 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA, UK

2 Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

3 School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

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Journal of Biology 2010, 9:4  doi:10.1186/jbiol211

Published: 25 January 2010


Small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) are among the most evolutionarily ancient classes of small RNA. Two experimental screens published in BMC Genomics expand the eukaryotic snoRNA catalog, but many more snoRNAs remain to be found.

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