Video Q&A: Non-coding RNAs and eukaryotic evolution - a personal view

Mattick, John (2010) Video Q&A: Non-coding RNAs and eukaryotic evolution - a personal view. BMC Biology, 8 Article # 67: 67-1-67-2. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-67

Author Mattick, John
Title Video Q&A: Non-coding RNAs and eukaryotic evolution - a personal view
Journal name BMC Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-7007
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-8-67
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue Article # 67
Start page 67-1
End page 67-2
Total pages 3
Editor Melissa Norton
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
John Mattick graduated from the University of Sydney in 1972 and finished his PhD from Monash University in 1977, after which he entered on postdoctoral studies on fatty acid synthase at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. While in Houston he first became interested in the question of whether non-coding RNA has a function, when introns were discovered in the coding sequences of genes. But most of his work for the next 25 years was in microbiology, and it was not until the genomic studies of the past 15 years, and the revelation that most of the non-coding DNA of the human genome is transcribed, that he turned in earnest to the question of what the non-coding transcripts might be contributing. This is now the focus of his laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland, where he has worked since 1988.
In this interview, he explains why he thinks non-coding RNA is fundamental to eukaryotic evolution.
Keyword Expression
Eukaryotic evolution
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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