Favourite gene name?
gustavo at msu.edu
Thu Feb 8 15:35:26 EST 2001
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
> 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.
> 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?
> =20 Mikael Niku URL: www.helsinki.fi/~mniku/
> =20 University of Helsinki Dept. Basic Veterinary Sciences
> =20 - Mit=94k=96 mielt=94 olen l=94nsimaisesta sivistyksest=94?
> =20 Minusta se olisi erinomainen ajatus!
> =20 - Gandhi
More information about the Arab-gen