AMBER - OCHRE - OPAL EXPLANATION PLEASE!!!
eanv20 at castle.ed.ac.uk
Fri Jun 18 06:06:37 EST 1993
sre at al.cam.ac.uk (Sean Eddy) writes:
-In article <2635.2c20d7de at mbcl.rutgers.edu> mb_nelson at mbcl.rutgers.edu writes:
- >does anybody know why the names amber, ochre, and opal were given to the
- >stop codons?? I read in a text book that it was because of some
- >laboratory joke but the book didn't say what the joke was.
-The story told in disreputable bars by bacteriophage T4 groups was that
-"Amber" was the name of Harris Bernstein's grandmother. The other stop
-codons were named just as colors.
I thought Bernstein actually translated as `Amber'. But I could be
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit (Virgil)
[approx] Tr: The time may come when we will look back on these days and laugh
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