Favourite gene name?

Michael Thomson mjt26 at cornell.edu
Fri Feb 9 18:50:47 EST 2001


I don't have a gene name, but if you include transposon names, there are
some interesting ones from the miniature inverted-repeat elements (MITEs),
including:

Alien
Bigfoot
Castaway
Ditto
Emigrant
Explorer
Glider
Guest
Heartbreaker
Stowaway
Tourist
Wanderer

Thanks,
Mike

In article <95trkp$7ei$1 at oravannahka.helsinki.fi>, nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
(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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