Meaning of "AFM" in STS names
alcat at cyberspace.org
Fri Nov 10 09:36:06 EST 1995
In article <DHBI7z.M16 at ebi.ac.uk>, tome at EMBL-EBI.ac.uk says...
>In article <DH9BzK.H7 at news.tcd.ie>, dbarton at acer.gen.tcd.ie (Dr David E
>>In article <4700dv$9db at metro.ucc.su.oz.au>,
>>Alberto Catalano <alcat at cyberspace.org> wrote:
>>>Does nayone know the meaning and/or origin of the AFM nomenclature for
>>I've no idea of the meaning of all the heiroglyphics that follow AFM,
>>this prefix denotes markers developed by Genethon.
>> | David Barton
>> | National Centre for Medical Genetics
>> | Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children
>> | Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland.
>> | Tel +353 1 455 0515 Fax 455 8873
>Well, as I said before AFM=Association Francaise contre les Myopathies,
>the French muscular distrophy association that provides the funding
>the research at Genethon
>and the hieroglyphics that follow AFM - come on, nobody recognized
>plate number and position on the plate ( well OK, it may not be true
>for all of them but you can see the pattern. If it is not the plate, it
>the tube :-)
Am I right in assuming that STS's developed in other centres are not
referred to by AFM numbers?
If not then what is the standard for naming STS sequences or primer pairs?
I originally thought that D#S### type nomenclature (e.g. D12S1057) was the
standard, but the databases are saturated with AFM type names that don't
seem to have a corresponding D number.
If there isn't a standard, or a (group of) committee(s) that controls the
nomenclature, how can we be sure that someone doesn't duplicate a name for
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