Favourite gene name?

Gustavo MacIntosh gustavo at msu.edu
Thu Feb 8 15:35:26 EST 2001


Hi,

yes, there are clark kent alleles, see the paper:
Jacobsen SE, Meyerowitz EM (1997) Science 1997 Aug 22;277(5329):1100-3

I just found another interesting one:
BOTERO (named after the artist Fernando Botero) because the mutation
caused a "fat" phenotype that resembles his work. Reference Plant J.
Volume 25, Issue 2, January 2001

have fun
Gustavo

Nobody wrote:

>  Hello!
>
>  I'm writing an article about naming genes. I'd like
>  to mention some interesting, clever, or just funny
>  examples. I'm not familiar with Arabidopsis, but
>  as far as I know it has some creative gene names,
>  as does Drosophila.
>
>  So, I'd like to ask you, what is your favourite
>  gene name? Please provide the explanation of the
>  name also.
>
>  Thanks!
>
>  PS. I already found one: Superman. Could you please
>  confirm if it is true that there is an allele of
>  it, which was originally thought to be another gene,
>  called Clark Kent?
>
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